Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) announced a protest outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor House against the ballooning inflation on September 18 (Monday).
Addressing a press conference in Timergara on Tuesday, JI Emir Sirajul Haq said, "The JI will stage protests outside all the governor houses in line with sequences. Mr Haq made it clear that the JI will continue to stage protests against inflation for an indefinite period.
"If the inflation is not controlled, we will announce our next strategy in this regard soon," he added.
Mr Haq said, "If the small cabinet can control smuggling, then it should also need to take steps to control the inflation in the country".
Speaking about the general elections, Mr Haq said if the elections are not announced on time, then the JI will approach the apex court in this regard.
He urged all the political parties to be on the same page in line with the simultaneous elections in the country.
– Siraj calls for cooperation with ECP –
Few days back, Mr Haq stressed the need for cooperation with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in line with holding the general elections within the constitutional term of 90 days.
Expressing his thoughts, Mr Haq was of the view that there was a dire need to hold transparent elections for the sake of stability in the country. "The JI will hold talks with the political parties to reach consensus on timely elections," he added.
He bemoaned the inflated bills and exorbitant price of gas, saying, "Where will the masses go as the price of power has been increased by up to 80 percent? The increase in the price by up to 50 percent has also been announced," Mr Haq rued.
Taking a jibe at the mafias, Mr Haq said, "The mafias had remained part of all the governments. Nobody had tightened the noose around the mafias."