Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Emir Sirajul Haq fired a fresh broadside at the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Mr Haq asserted: “The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders had waived their cases. The PTI government had vowed to end poverty and create an opportunity of 50,000 jobs in the country.”
Mr Haq took a jibe at former finance minister Ishaq Dar, saying, “Ishaq Dar had made claims of controlling the rate of the greenback against the rupee.”
Speaking about the international lender, Mr Haq rued: “The nation has been made slaves of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).”
“Former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif had announced the economic revival,” Mr. Haq added.
– Test of ECP –
Few days back, Mr Haq took a swipe at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party, and PTI.
Addressing the participants of a protest rally, Mr Haq said, "Why are the farmers in the agricultural sector facing hardships? Why did the price of flour reach Rs180 per kg.”
He was of the view that it will be the test of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure transparent polls.
“I will announce my next strategy in line with the JI protest,” he added.
– Siraj decries greater burden on masses –
Earlier, Mr Haq said that the people were facing severe economic hardships due to the red-hot inflation.
Expressing his thoughts in Lahore, Mr Haq asserted: "The caretaker and former governments are on the same page in line with the kowtowing to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)." He called for pouring on to the streets for the sake of the people's rights.
"The people are deprived of eating bread two times a day," he lamented.
He made it clear that his party will stage a protest outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor House on September 18.