Jirga demands adequate funds for Balochistan
SIBI: A representative political Jirga presided over by the Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, held at Sibi on Sunday, called upon the federal government to allocate sufficient funds to the Balochistan province keeping in view its strategic location and requirements.
The Jirga having representation of politicians, tribal leaders, the Ulema, intellectuals, journalists and the youth, gave the message of love and peace to the oppressed and poor people of the province and resolved to put Balochistan on the path of development and prosperity through public awareness, unity and mutual harmony.
The JI Ameer, while addressing the Jirga, said that the rulers in Islamabad as also the Sardars of Balochistan were tyrants, sucking the blood of the poor masses. The two had been carrying out the exploitation of the masses for the last 68 years, he said. He said that a war between the oppressors and the oppressed was going on in the country, but unfortunately, while the oppressors were united, the oppressed stood divided. He said the JI was trying to unite the oppressed people and added that the day on which the oppressed united on a platform would be the doomsday for the oppressors.
Prominent among those attending the Jirga were Haji Daud Khan Rind, Shahd Chandio, Maj (Retd) Abdul Kareem, Mufti Kafayatullah, Abdul Samad Marghazani, Ahmed Khan Behtal, Mir Muzaffar Nazrabro, besides JI provincial leaders.
Sirajul Haq said that Balochistan was full of natural resources but its people were poor and depressed. He said the solution of the Balochistan problems did not lie in the induction of a Baloch as President or Prime Minister of the country. It lays in the enforcement of the just system based on the Holy Quran and the Sunnah.
He said the Baloch were patriotic people and instead of driving them away by terming them as traitors, they should be won over through love and affection.
The JI chief said that Prime Minister should have given foremost attention to Balochistan because the international robbers had their greedy eyes on the province, and till the Balochistan issue was resolved, the federal cabinet meetings should be held in Quetta.
He also counseled the Baloch youth to make their way into the corridors of power to take the plunderers to accountability, instead of going to the mountains. He said that the national leadership should rise above party and personal interests and think of the future generations.
He deplored that the situation in Balochistan had remained unchanged during the last three decades and the people were deprived of basic necessities of life. He called for setting up higher education institutions in the cities of Balochistan and primary schools and technical institutes in the rural areas of the province.