LOWER DIR: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq said on Sunday that inflation, poverty and unemployment had made life miserable for the masses.
Addressing concluding session of a seven-day Fahmul Quran class at the Timergara Rest House ground as chief guest, the JI chief said the rulers had broken all records of incompetence and inefficiency.
“The nation as a whole shall collectively repent and seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty,” he said, adding the Islamic justice system was not being followed in the courts, banks and other financial institutions of the country.
The JI chief said that Rs3.3 trillion was paid as interest on the loans this year, which had virtually ruined the national economy. He said that the Western law was being followed in the economy and courts of the country.
Siraj says inflation, poverty has made life miserable for people
Following successful conduct of Fahmul Quran classes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said that such classes would now be arranged in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan to unite the people.
The gathering was also addressed by JI provincial deputy chief Maulana Dr Mohammad Ismail, who conducted the class for seven consecutive days.
PENSIONERS’ DEMAND: The retired government employees here on Sunday demanded increase in pension and Shuhada package.
The demand was made in a meeting of the ex-servicemen of civil and military institutions held in Talash and attended by its central, provincial and local leaders.
Speaking on the occasion, central vice-chairman of the association retired Capt Mohammad Rehman, provincial chairman retired Capt Sher Wali and others said that about 8,000 soldiers had embraced martyrdom for the sake of the country.
They said the retired soldiers and civilian officers would never hesitate to sacrifice their lives for the nation in future too. They said the government should increase the pension of all retired personnel from the Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary, Scouts, Pakistan Coast Guard and Pakistan Rangers. They also demanded free medical care at all combined military hospitals.
KILLED: One Azeem Khan, a resident of Dheri Talash, was killed when the tractor he was driving fell into a ravine in Tangi Shamshi Khan area here on Sunday.
Meanwhile, one Sher Mohammad, 17, was killed and four others were injured when two cars collided in Kotkay area here on Sunday. The injured Alyas Khan 22, Mohammad Alam, 25, and two women, all from Bajaur district, were taken to a nearby hospital.
Munda police registered the case and have started investigations.
Published in Dawn, October 18th, 2021