LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by India at Shakargarh border during the Flag meeting, resulting in the martyrdom of two rangers.
In a statement here, they said that such offensive steps clearly reflected arrogance of Indian leadership and were bound to damage the process of confidence building as India was bent upon plunging the region into another war.
The JI leaders stressed upon the Indian rulers to respect international laws. They also urged the UN to take notice of the repeated border violations by India. However, they declared that the Pakistani nation would stand like a rock for the defense of the country.
They called upon the government to lodge strong protest over the incident and demand an apology from New Delhi on the incident. They also expressed all out sympathies with the families of Naik Riaz Shakir and Lance Naik Safdar martyred in the firing.
The JI leaders also expressed deep over the traffic accidents at Islamabad and Muzaffar Abad causing deaths and injuries to several passengers.
Meanwhile,Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, and JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, have strongly condemned the five per cent raise in the General Sales Tax on POL prices and termed it economic terrorism by the ruling junta.
Reacting to the government decision on this score, the JI leaders said that whereas the POL prices in the world market had come down by almost fifty per cent, the Pakistani rulers, instead of providing any relief to the masses, had increased the burden of taxes on them, which was likely to invite public wrath.
The JI leaders further pointed out that the prices of LPG had increased manifold and the LPG mafia was making huge profits by purchasing LPG at Rs. 50 per KG and selling it at Rs. 200 and even above per KG. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the fresh raise in the GST on POL products and lowering the POL prices to the world market level.