JAMRUD: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has announced to launch a country-wide movement after Eidul Fitr against sky-rocketing inflation in the country.
The JI member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and former provincial minister Inayatullah Khan said while addressing a press conference at Jamrud Press Club on Monday that the federal and provincial governments have failed to provide relief to the masses.
The JI candidate for PK-106 Shah Jehan Afridi, district ameer Muhammad Rafique, ameer for Jamrud Malik Safdar, ameer for Landikotal Murad Hussain and other leaders were also present at the press conference.
The JI leader said the present government has failed to control inflation and the prices of petroleum products and food items are increasing regularly. They said the poor people are living a miserable live due to failed policies of the government.
Inayatullah Khan said the people of tribal districts suffered massive losses during militancy and military operations and about 50,000 houses, hospitals and schools were damaged. He said the affectees of terrorism haven’t got adequate compensation so far.
The JI leader said now there will be speedy development in the tribal districts after merger with KP. He said Dir district also made swift development after integration into Pakistan. The former provincial minister called upon the government to give 3 percent share to the merged districts in the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award and ensure repatriation of all the displaced persons with honour and dignity.
Inayatullah Khan said the announcement of election schedule for provincial elections in the tribal districts is a good development. He said the JI will go solo in the elections and there will be no alliances with anyone. However, he said door of talks are open for seat-to-seat adjustment.
He said the JI will launch a massive movement against inflation after Eid in which demands will be made from the government to reduce prices of petroleum products and food items.
The former provincial minister also launched the JI election campaign in Jamrud and hoped that his party will perform well in the polls. The JI is going solo in the tribal elections probably due to its bad experience in of making alliance with the religious parties in the last year’s general elections.