Infostani International: Jamaat-i-Islami Emir, Sirajul Haq, voiced serious concerns about Pakistan’s economic state and governance during a public meeting in Latifabad. He criticized the ruling parties, especially PPP, highlighting economic challenges, corruption, and neglect of key sectors in cities like Hyderabad. Haq’s warnings about potential consequences, if certain parties are given another chance to rule, were underscored in his address.
Jamaat-i-Islami Leader Sirajul Haq Critiques National Economy, Governance, and Development Issues in Public Address
Sirajul Haq, the leader of Jamaat-i-Islami, asserted that those who had destroyed the national economy are once again vying for control of the country. Addressing a public meeting in Latifabad, he expressed concern that both Bangladesh and Afghanistan have outpaced Pakistan in economic growth, with their currencies strengthening against the Pakistani rupee.
Critiquing the rule of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Sindh and their eagerness to see Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari become prime minister, Haq remarked that Bilawal lacks vision. He highlighted the deteriorating conditions in Sindh, citing corruption in the Karachi-Hyderabad section of the motorway and cuts in the Sukkur-Hyderabad section.
Haq recalled slogans from various political eras, such as “Roti, Kapra Aur Makan,” “Sab Say Pehlay Pakistan,” and “Riyasat-i-Medina.” He deplored the continuous deception of the masses, claiming that the begging bowl has become the identity of Pakistan’s economy. He warned that if PPP or PML-N were given another chance to rule, Pakistan would vanish within a century, emphasizing that neither the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) nor the courts could hold thieves accountable.
Jamaat-i-Islami Leader Sirajul Haq Critiques Hyderabad’s Transformations, Economic Challenges, and Infrastructural Decay
Addressing a largely youthful audience in Hyderabad, Haq noted that the city was changing, and people desired change. He questioned how those who had previously looted the city were now seeking votes again, criticizing their inability to build infrastructure and address basic issues like drainage.
Hyderabad, once the fourth-largest city in Pakistan, according to Haq, has witnessed decay. He lamented the destruction of the bangle industry and the lack of a university or hospital in the city. Haq held the PPP and its allies responsible for the poor state of affairs, claiming that former rulers’ assets had increased while taxes burdened the people.
Highlighting the plight of growers, Haq pointed out that their issues were unresolved, and he expressed regret over the neglect of efforts to enhance per-acre yield. He also noted the decline of Hyderabad’s industrial sector, calling for the expansion of the city’s industrial area.
Critique on Governance and Leadership: Haq Challenges PML-N and PPP Tenures, Questions Nawaz Sharif’s Fourth Term Bid
In his critique, Haq mentioned that Pakistan had been under the rule of PML-N for 25 years and Sindh under PPP for 15 years. He questioned an individual, who recently returned from London, seeking a fourth term as Prime Minister, alluding to Nawaz Sharif. Haq questioned whether Sharif had conquered Kashmir, emphasizing that lawlessness and kidnapping for ransom had not decreased over the last 15 years.
Other speakers at the JI public meeting included Naib Emir Dr Mairajul Huda Siddiqui, Sindh Emir Mohammad Hussain Mahenti, and Hyderabad District Emir Aqeel Ahmed Khan.