`No schools, universities built in Pindi in four years`
RAWALPINDI: It is worrying that the government has not build any schools or universities in Rawalpindi in the last four years, said Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Amir Sirajul Haq on Wednesday.[TOP]
Addressing a convention of the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) at Liaquat Bagh, Mr Haq said the government had made tall claims for making improvements in the education sector and that it has not allocated money for this in the budget.
He said the rulers were focusing more on making money via corruption than on bettering the education offered across the country.
The convention was attended by a large number of students and the gathering caused a longtraffic jam on Murree Road.
The JI also brought out a rally from Liaquat Bagh to Committee Chowk during which traffic was closed from Marreer Chowk to Committee Chowk.
The JI amir said his party has a comprehensive plan for improving the education sector.
`If the JI comes to power, the government will bear the educational expenses of all government educational institutions,` he said.
The government is violating Supreme Court orders for enforcing Urdu as the official language, he said and that had former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif built a state of the art hospital in Pakistan, his wife would not have to go abroad for medical treatment.
He said his party had demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan to allow candidates to contest elections only if they submitcertificates that they have given their sisters and daughters theirshareinproperty.
He said the central government amended the Namoos-i-Risalat law in the dark and had also tried to implement it. He demanded the government should make the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Raja Zafarul Haq active in order to reveal those behind the `conspiracy` The JI amir said the government had failed in mitigating the troubles of the people and given them unemployment, injustice, energy crisis and poverty. He said all corrupt rulers should be sent to jail.
Talking about Indo-Pak relations, Sirajul Haq said former premier Sharif had developed a friendship with Narendra Modi and sent him a gift of mango crates while the Indian army killed innocent Kashmiris on the LoC.