Plight of general public in country deteriorating: Sirajul Haq

LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the plight of the general public in the country was deteriorating with every passing day and the so called economic stability being talked about by the Federal Interior Minister was nowhere to be seen.

Talking to different delegations at Mansoora on Monday, he said that almost half of the country’s population was living below the poverty line and eighty per cent people could not get clean drinking water. He said the agricultural and industrial produce had fallen considerably and the water crisis was looming large.

There was steep rise in the imports while the exports were negligible. Foreign exchange reserves of the country were falling fast. He said in such a situation, the rulers’ claims of economic progress were tantamount to rubbing salt on the wound of the poor masses.

Meanwhile, the JI chief has expressed deep grief over the martyrdom of Capt. Hasnain and three other troops in the mine blast in Kurram agency. He said that the martyrs families were the pride of the entire nation.

He said that by laying down their lives, these martyrs had given the message that the security of the country and the nation was dearer to them than their own lives. He prayed for the martyrs and expressed condolences with their families.