Siraj sees JI vital to take country out of quagmire

GOJRA: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) emir Sirajul Haq lambasted on Thursday his political opponents, saying the masses had no choice but to vote for his party to get the country out of its quagmire.
Mr Haq said at an event in response to the increase in the price of petroleum products (POL), “Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also obeys the International Monetary Fund (IMF).”He added everything, including the POL products and gas went on to witness a whooping hike.”
Reminding the premier of one of his statements, Mr Haq said, “Shehbaz Sharif has not sold his clothes. But, he forced the masses to face severe economic hardships.”
Days earlier, PML-N leader and Federal Railway Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique took a jibe at Jamaat-i-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq for saying that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is slaughtering the masses with the knife of IMF.
“[I] had never reacted to [your comments] out of respect. But, unfortunately, the truth is that in the Panama case the knife was of the conspiring facilitators present among the state institutions,

the hand was of respected Sirajul Haq and neck of the elected democratic government, Constitution, justice and law was slashed,” the PML-N leader said in a tweet posted on his social media account hours after the JI emir lambasted the government through a tweet.

Recalling the role Sirajul Haq had played at that time when except JI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek of Dr Tahirul Qadri all other known political forces had stood with the Nawaz Sharif government and against Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, the minister said Sirjul Haq was then misused (by anti-democratic forces) and that the JI emir could not be absolved of the responsibility for the destruction caused (as a result of Panama case).

The JI emir had in a tweet said, “The knife is of the IMF, hand of Shehbaz Sharif and neck of the poor people is being cut. –Agencies