Senator Siraj-ul-Haq claimed that he will raise the issues of the Karachiites at upper House i.e. Senate, adding that those who divide Karachi, Sindh and Balochistan on linguistic basis are not the friends of the nation.

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KARACHI: Senator Siraj-ul-Haq claimed that he will raise the issues of the Karachiites at upper House i.e. Senate, adding that those who divide Karachi, Sindh and Balochistan on linguistic basis are not the friends of the nation.

He expressed these views while addressing an ‘Awami Jirga’ organized by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chapter on Wednesday at Machar Colony near Sohrab Goth for listening the issues and grievances of the local residents.

Speaking the gathering, he advised the government that it should belief on the power of people instead of believing on the so-called super power i.e. United States of America.

Senator Siraj-ul-Haq further said that the anti-state forces hatching conspiracies in order to destabilize the country by igniting violence and terrorism on the basis of language, sects and religion in the country.

“The government which is not able to provide security to the people has no right to rule the country”, he added.

JI senator further said that the media, business community and even the judiciary are being held hostage in Karachi and Jamaat-e-Islami with the support of people will rid the people from terrorists.

On the occasion, he demanded the federal and provincial governments to stop its violence on oppressed people belonging to tribal areas.

He warned that if the government will not treat the down trodden people of Karachi equally, then the oppressed people including the residents of Machar Colony will take out into streets and march towards Chief Minister House for staging their protest.

The JI leaders including its chief and newly elected Senator Siraj-ul-Haq Asadullah Bhutto, Abdul Mateen Akhunzada, Dr Mairaj-ul-Huda Siddiqui, Hafiz Naeem, Younus Barai, Munim Zafar Khan and others were present on the occasion.

A large number of local residents including men, children and elderly people were participated in the ‘Awami Jirga’.

Speaking the gathering, Hafiz Naeem said that the recruitment in Police department is being witnessed on political basis, so it is imperative to free the Police department from political affiliation for restoration of lasting peace in Karachi.

He said that the Jamaat-e-Islami is always stressed upon to unite on the name of Islam regardless of any cast, creed and colour, adding that we should have to struggle for imposition of Islamic teachings across the world.

“Suicide attacks and bombing could not be happened before 9/11, adding that all such terrorism activities have been brought by United States and India in the country”, he added.

He claimed that the Jamaat-e-Islami will rid the city from terrorism, targeted killings and extortion, adding that it believes to serve the people without any discrimination.

On the occasion, Hafiz Naeem strongly condemned the extra-judicial killings of Pukhtun people by police and Rangers officials.

He further asserted that the Jamaat-e-Islami is stands with the people for the redressal of their grievances.

JI Balochistan Ameer Abdul Mateen Akhunzada said that the terrorists belonging to any party should be arrested and brought into the court of law.

He further said that the Siraj-ul-Haq wants to make a country where people belonging to every cast and creed should be treated equally, adding that Jamaat-e-Islami is an only party which rid the country and particularly the Karachi from terrorism.

Addressing the gathering, Asadullah Bhutto demanded the government to award exemplary punishment to those terrorists who involved in the terrorist activities in Karachi.

He assured the residents of Machar Colony that Jamaat-e-Islami is stands shoulder to shoulder with them in order to resolve their issues and grievances.

On the occasion, Haji Ghulam Rasool presented a resolution demanding the government that it should take immediate action of unjustified operation of LEAs in the said area, over billing and prolonged load-shedding should be ended; ensure proper supply of portable water; ensure proper road network in the said area, ensure provision of NADRA CNIC to the residents of Machar Colony; implementation of LB elections immediately. Later, the resolution was approved unanimously by the participants of the Jirga.

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