Lahore, September 14, 2019 (PPI-OT): Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has said that immediate steps are required to end Balochistan’s deprivations. Addressing a Mishwani national tribe jirga in Quetta on Saturday, he said the government should declare the provincial capital as tax free zone and start industrialization over there.
Holding the past and present governments responsible for Balochistan deprivations, the JI chief the provincial chief minister Jam Kamal Khan and the federal government should immediately chalk out a program for the development of the province which was gifted with enormous natural resources. “Isn’t it an irony that the people of a province which is enriched with mesmerizing resources are deprived from basic human needs?”
Senator Siraj said the government should arrange employment opportunities for Baloch youth and utilize the resources of the province on local people. He said the country was passing through sensitive times and could not afford further cracks. There was a need for creating a sense of unity on different challenges the country was facing currently, he added.
Talking about the prevailing economic crisis, the JI chief said that it was proved that the government was unable to bring improvement in financial sector and that prime minister alone could not brought the country out of the prevailing mess. Hence, he added, the PTI must develop a national consensus keeping in view the Kashmir situation and bad economy.
He said people of the held region were starving to death besides there was a severe shortage of medicines and other basic human needs. But, he regretted the government was acting as a silent spectator and practically took no step in support of the people of the held valley. He said the JI would hold “Save Kashmir March” in Quetta on September 15, adding thousands of people would participate in it to express solidarity with their Kashmiri brothers and sisters.
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