Modi won election with anti-Pakistan sentiments: JI

Updated 25 May 2019

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JI's acting emir Liaqat Baloch says Indian premier will have to give up extremism for regional peace. — Online/File
JI's acting emir Liaqat Baloch says Indian premier will have to give up extremism for regional peace. — Online/File

LAHORE: Narendra Modi has won the election with the wave of anti-Pakistan sentiments and the Hindu bias but he will have to give up his extremism and adopt a balanced approach for regional peace, says Jamaat-i-Islami acting emir Liaqat Baloch.

Addressing a Friday congregation, he said two billion people living in South Asia could march on the road to development and prosperity by resolving the Kashmir issue according to the will of the Kashmiris.

Earlier, talking to a workers delegation at Mansoora, he said the government had shattered the masses’ dreams of a Naya Pakistan within 10 months. The JI would hold an Awami March on June 16 at Faisalabad against the incompetence and poor performance of the government.

AZEEM: JI Secretary General Amirul Azeem said the PTI was trying to add fuel to fire created by past rulers. Speaking at an Iftar dinner, he said instead of improving its performance, the government was taxing the poor to generate funds.

Published in Dawn, May 25th, 2019