LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Sirajul Haq has said that the government had miserably failed to protect the masses from the floods.
Talking to media during a visit to the relief collection camps set up by JI and Al-Khidmat Foundation at Chuburji Chowk for the flood-hit people, Sirajul Haq said that the country had been hit by floods for the last many years causing huge loses of life and property. However, the government had not made adequate arrangements to protect the masses.
He questioned the performance of the National Disaster Management Authority.
The JI chief further said that India had again committed water aggression against the country but the rulers in Islamabad were importing onions and potatoes and exchanging cultural troupes to create an impression that India was a friendly country.
No honorable Pakistani would buy the idea that India was a friend, he said.
Sirajul Haq said that the government duty was not merely to give away relief cheques, arrange coffin clothes and offer condolences after deaths. The government was supposed to keep the masses informed of the expected dangers and make preventive measures against calamities.
The JI chief also appealed to the nation to rise with the spirit of the 1965 war and spare no efforts for the help of the flood-hit brethren.
He said that the Lahoriites had glorious tradition in this regard and he expressed the hope they would rise to the occasion.
To a question the JI chief said the Punjab government’s refusal to accept the help from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was not good because the offer was a gesture of goodwill and brotherhood from one province to the other in distress.
On the issue of prevailing political crisis in the country, Haq said sit-ins were continuing in the federal capital, adding that they (JI) had been making efforts for 30 days to save the country. He asked all three parties should to show flexibility.