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January 27, 2020

JUI-F asks govt to quit: Expresses concern over price-hike, flour crisis

Peshawar

January 27, 2020

PESHAWAR: Expression serious concern over the recent report of the Transparency International (TI) about corruption in Pakistan, the provincial executive council of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Sunday declared that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had no justification to stay in power.

"The PTI must immediately quit power and announce fresh elections in the country after the Transparency International report," declared the meeting held here with provincial president of the party Senator Maulana Attaur Rahman in the chair . “Those blaming others for corruption have come out to be the champions of corrupt practices,” said Maulana Attaur Rahman. The meeting also took stock of the unbearable hike in prices of essential commodities. The participants of the meeting expressed serious concern over the increase in the prices of flour, sugar, gas and electricity. The meeting also criticised the government’s alleged moves to defame religious institutions and religious scholars in the name of reforms. The participants of the meeting said that the campaign against religious leaders and seminaries was a continuation of the international agenda.

They said that the religious conventions scheduled to be held in Peshawar on February 2 would be participated by teachers and students of the 6000 religious seminaries across the province. They said that all-out preparations have been made for the conference, which would be addressed by central chief of JUI-F Maulana Fazlur Rahman. The meeting also issued schedule for the visit of Maulana Fazlur Rahman to different parts of the province during February next.

ICU-TSA office-bearers take oath

The office-bearers of Teaching Staff Association (TSA) of the historic Islamia College University took oath of their offices at a simple ceremony here.

Chairman Islamic Ideology Council Prof Dr Qibla Ayaz, who was the chief guest on the occasion, administered the oath to new office-bearers of TSA. Islamia College University Acting Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Naushad Khan presided over the oath-taking ceremony. The elections were held on January 20 wherein Dr Dilnawaz Khan retained his office as president of the association.

Other office-bearers included Mohammad Adil, vice-president, Mohammad Ajmal, general secretary, Syed Fayyaz Ali Shah, joint secretary, Mohammad Wasim, finance secretary, Mohammad Kamran, sports secretary and Shah Khalid, press secretary. Executive members of the association included Muhammad Iqbal, Saeedullah Jan, Khalid Khan and Awal Said, says a press release issued here on Sunday.