LOWER DIR: Jamaat-i-Islami deputy chief Liaquat Baloch has said that both the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) are responsible for the economic crisis and people’s miseries in the country.

He was addressing the monthly congregation of JI Lower Dir held at the Ahyaul Uloom Balambat as chief guest on Thursday night. Party’s district chief Izazul Mulk and general secretary Arshad Zaman also spoke at the event attended by the party workers.

Mr Baloch said the PDM government had pushed the country further into the economic quagmire.

“Imran Khan is using the name of neutrals to hide his own incompetence,” he said, adding that the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision in the funding case had made it clear that the PTI received prohibited funds from foreign countries, which was a clear violation of the country’s laws.

The JI leader said that by submitting false affidavits Imran Khan had committed a malpractice. He said inflation had made life difficult for the people. He said that his party would continue its struggle for implementation of interest-free economic system in the country.

Mr Baloch said all major political parties in the country had failed to steer the country out of the crises.

He claimed that JI had the capabilityto bring positive changes in the country. He asked the participants to follow the path of Imam Hussain (RA).

PUBLIC PARK: Adenzai elders here have announced that the landowners would not donate their land free of cost for establishment of a public park in Amirabad, Chakdara.

Speaking at a press conference in Chakdara Press Club here the other day, the landowners, including Wasil Khan, Alam Khan, Prof Javed Iqbal and others, alleged that Adenzai administration was trying to establish a public park on their land in Amirabad, which would be resisted.

They rejected the administration’s stand that the park was being built on land owned by the irrigation department. The elders said that the land belonged to their families.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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