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Government promising building Pakistan on the model of Madina state was not ready to provide small subsidy to Hajjis

Lahore, February 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the government promising building Pakistan on the model of the Madina state was not ready to provide a small subsidy to the Hajjis. Talking to the media after opening a Kashmir exhibition at the Qaddafi stadium, he said that the Hajjis were being overcharged many times. He said that if India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan were not burdening their Hajjis with additional expenses, why the Pakistani rulers were doing that. He said that Afghanistan, a war torn country, was providing facilities to its Hajjis whereas the Pakistan government was curtailing facilities to its Hajjis.

Earlier, while inaugurating the Kashmir exhibition, Sirajul Haq said that Kashmir was not the issue of the Pakistan army, it was the issue of Pakistan and the Pakistani nation. However, he said, none of the past governments had made serious efforts for its solution. He said that while Sri Nagar was alive, Islamabad looked a marble graveyard and the Pakistani rulers were deaf, dumb and blind over the blood of the Kashmiri mothers, daughters and sisters being shed there. The Indian troops had martyred around ninety five thousand Kashmiris since 1990 but the Pakistani rulers were begging for friendship and trade with India.

The JI chief said the rulers’ treatment towards the Kashmiris was step-motherly. He said he had talked to the ambassador from European other western countries in Islamabad and they had pointed out that the Pakistan government was not keen for the solution of Kashmir issue. He said Pakistan had been a member of the UN Security Council for five years but it made no effort at the international level for the solution of this issue. He said the entire opposition was ready to support the government on the Kashmir issue but it was serious in this regard.

He urged the government to convene an OIC meeting in Muzaffar Abad and convince all Muslim states for a joint line of action for the grant of the right of self-determination for the Kashmiris. He said that New Delhi should be given a categorical message that nothing except the Kashmir issue could be discussed. Sirajul Haq pointed out the US which had thrust a war on the Afghans along with 36 other countries was now begging the Afghans for dialogue as the Afghans had proved that no worldly power and arms could defeat the power of faith. However, he said, the Pakistani rulers were not ready to learn this lesson.

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