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February 13, 2020

Sirajul Haq terms govt subsidy peanuts

Lahore

February 13, 2020

LAHORE :Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq has lamented that the subsidy of Rs2 billion per month for utility stores sanctioned by PTI government is peanuts and insufficient to provide relief to the poor masses.

More than 70 per cent population living in the rural areas without access to utility stories would feel zero impact of the so-called government relief package, he stated while addressing a training workshop on Wednesday at Mansoora. He termed the subsidy a mockery to the miseries of the common man who was starving and committing suicides with family.

Siraj expressed concern that school dropout rate was rapidly increasing as people were opting to send their children for labour instead of studying. He said the poor were being made a laughingstock with the opening of free food points (langarkhanas) and shelter homes for them in every city. JI Secretary General Ameerul Azeem said Pakistan could be put on the path to development only by the enforcement of true Islamic values in every sector. Meanwhile, JI has moved the FIA’s Cybercrime Wing against the circulation of a fake latter purportedly by its Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq on some social media platforms. The letter was bogus and aimed at defaming JI and its ameer, stated JI information secretary Qaisar Sharif in his application submitted with the FIR Cybercrime Wing. He demanded action under the laws against the elements behind the letter. FIA authorities assured that action would be taken against the persons responsible for it.