JI chief welcomes travel restrictions on US diplomats

JI chief welcomes travel restrictions on US diplomats

Says we can no longer remain Americ­an slaves, should seek relati­ons based on equali­ty

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq addressing a press conference. PHOTO: PPI

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq addressing a press conference. PHOTO: PPI

QUETTA: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq has supported Pakistan’s reciprocal move of imposing restrictions on United States diplomats, saying the country can no longer be a slave of the US and ties must be proceeded on equality basis.

“We fully support Pakistan’s decision of imposing travel restrictions on US diplomats because we can no longer remain American slaves and should seek relations based on equality,” said the JI chief while addressing a news conference at Alfalah House, in Quetta on Saturday.

Govt efforts won’t heal Baloch wounds

Balochistan JI Ameer Maulana Abdul Haq Hashmi, former Balochistan Assembly speaker Matiullah Agha, Allama Jumma Asadi, Maulana Anwar-ul-Haq Haqqani and other members of MMA were in attendance.

The JI ameer slammed the United States calling it “untrustworthy”.

On the appalling law and order situation in Quetta, Haq said that despite spending billions, there is zero improvement as people were being killed in the name of religion, sect and cast.

“Unfortunately 23 people were killed during a recent uptick in violence in Quetta, but the provincial government remained silent and didn’t take any preventive measures,” he added.

Pakistan limits movement of US diplomats in tit-for-tat move

On corruption, he said, “Despite Balochitan having abundant minerals, the burgeoning corruption by rulers has not allowed the province to fully grow. All government departments have reached the edge of bankruptcy. The chief justice of Pakistan is taking steps to revamp things, but the whole system needs to be revamped.”

Over escalating rifts among the institutions, Haq said that there was a need of dialogue among all institutions as the current situation could harm the national economy.

“When we consider ourselves superior than the Constitution and law, it causes rifts and differences among institutions and politicians,” he added.