Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan


Price Spiral- JI urges Chief Justice to take notice  

LAHORE, July 22: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said the federal as well as provincial governments had failed to check hoarding, price spiral and profiteering. He has urged the Chief Justice,Pakistanto take suo moto notice of the matter and assure relief to the masses.

Talking to delegations at Mansoora on Sunday, he said that unprecedented price hike at the advent of the month of Ramazan hade made it difficult for the people to arrange simple Sehr and Iftar as the governments seemed to be completely in the grip of the profiteers and hoarders. The general public was being befooled in the name of Price Committees and Susta Bazars. At several places, the civil administration had installed tents as Suata Bazars but there were no shopkeepers at all.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that the rulers were spending millions on their publicity after announcing Rs. 10 cut in atta bag prices although this money should be spent on relief.

He said the common man was already unable to make both ends meet and the Ramazan price hike had added to his misery. Millions were compelled to break fast with simple water.

He appealed to Chief Justice Iftekhar Muhammad Chaudhary to direct the federal and provincial governments to control price hike and take suitable action against those responsible for profiteering and hoarding.

To a question, Syed Munawar Hasan said that the man who killed 14UScitizens and injured over 40 others in a cinema had not been booked for terrorism, and the tragedy had been termed only an accident. He said had a Muslim been involved, theUSofficials and media would have been crying hoarse and busy in poisonous propaganda and placed the responsibility on Islam and the Muslim world. Only the Muslims were being blamed for terrorism. On the other hand, the Christians, Jews and Hindus were occupying Muslim areas in Palestine,Kashmir, etc. and killing innocent Muslims but the US, the UNO or the Peace bodies were never bothered.

India’s water aggression- JI demands judicial probe

LAHORE, July 22: Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has appealed to the Chief Justice Pakistan to take suo mote notice ofIndia’s water aggression against this country and set up a Judicial Commission to probe into the elements assistingIndiain construction of disputed water reservoirs.

In a statement here, he said that Indian water aggression had done incalculable harm toPakistanreducing river water availability to the minimum while the rulers were acting as silent spectators.

He stressed that after the report of the Judicial Commission, the issue should be moved before the International Court of Justice to checkNew Delhi’s plans to destroy the agriculture and economy of this country.  

The JI Secretary General said that theIndiahad recently completed another disputed hydro electricity project at the riverIndus.He said the Pakistan government had earlier decided to take up the matter before the International Court of Justice but now the idea had been changed. He said that the construction of the latest hydro project was a clear violation of the Indus Water Treaty but the Pakistani authorities remained slept all the time India was busy in building the project.

Liaqat Baloch said there was some hidden reason for not taking up the matter before the International Court of Justice. He said the general impression was that some?

Ex technocrats in the Indus Water Commission, Foreign Ministry, and Water and Power Ministry had secretly supportedIndiain this regard, that was why the report of the inquiry into the matter had not been made public.

The JI Secretary General said that any support to India in any matter was tantamount to treachery. A thorough enquiry must be held against all the officials being blamed for the same. At the same time, those deciding not to take up the issue with World Court should be asked to explain their conduct.