LOWER DIR: Jamaat-i-Islami will hold its first anti-government public rally in Timergara on Sunday (today) after the 2018 general elections.

JI provincial general secretary Abdul Wasi visited the site on Saturday along with former MNA Sahibzada Yaqub Khan, former MPA Izazul Mulk Afkari and other party leaders and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements.

On this occasion, Mr Wasi told mediapersons that the JI Timergara rally against the government would break all previous records.

He said JI was neither part of the government nor opposition, but it was raising voice for the poor masses who had suffered a lot during the last two and a half years.

He said JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq would announce a party line for the future during the rally. He said the PPP, PML-N and PTI had governed the country and none of them could resolve problems being faced by people of the country.

Siraj to announce party’s future line of action

Mr Wasi said that several of PTI ministers were also part of the previous PPP and PML-N governments. He said Pakistan was an agricultural country, but the people were crying for flour, wheat, rice and pulses.

“We can provide leadership to run the country according to wishes of the people,” he said, adding there had been no allegations of corruption against their former lawmakers.

Mr Wasi said the JI would also hold a rally in Lakki Marwat on Dec 27 against the government for its failure to control price hike, unemployment and corruption.

AGRICULTURE SECTOR: District Development Advisory Committee, Lower Dir, chairman MPA Liaquat Khan has said the government is taking measures for promotion of agriculture sector in the country.

He was addressing the concluding session of a training workshop arranged by the agriculture department for farmers of Maidan at Lal Qila on Saturday. District director agriculture Murad Ali and deputy director Islamul Haq also spoke on the occasion.

The MPA said that the PTI government was committed to enhancing the life standard of farmers by promoting agriculture sector. He said that despite a big circular debt the government had been providing the farmers with subsidised agricultural inputs.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2020

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