Inaugurating a shopping Mall at Sector- G in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that the agenda he had announced at the JI Ijtama was the common man’s agenda. He said the common man loved this country and wanted to see Pakistan on the road to progress and prosperity.
Sirajul Haq said, he had consulted to the Ulema, political leaders, traders and businessmen on the issue of an Islamic and prosperous Pakistan, and he was confident that people from all walks of life would join him in his movement for the completion of the Pakistan movement.
He said that the 5 per cent elite ruling the country could not think beyond their personal interests whereas the poor masses were prepared to make every sacrifice for the cause of the country and the nation. Those who have plundered billions of the nation were no ready to spend even a penny in the country and all their wealth and property was in foreign countries. He said these people came to the country to rule.
Sirajul Haq said that the People’s agenda presented by him at the Ijtama included provision of five food items including Flour, Sugar, Rice, Tea and Cooking Oil, on subsidized rates to the people earning below Rs. 30, 000 per month. He said that the Islamic government would fully control the prices of these items. He said the JI on coming to power, would enforce the system of Zakat under which it would be government’s responsibility to look after the widows, orphans and the needy.
He said that the Islamic government would curtail non-development expenditure and provide free education, with a uniform education system all over the country.
Sirajul Haq said that the government would provide free treatment to the patients suffering from heart, kidney, cancer, TB and liver diseases. He said at present thousands of poor people died every year only due to lack of health facilities.
Continuing, the JI chief said that as long as the interested based system prevailed in the country, blessings of Almighty Allah would not shower on this land. He urged the government to withdraw its appeal against the Federal Shariat Court judgment on the issue pending before the Supreme Court. He said that on coming to power, the JI would abolish all interested based businesses and also appeal to the masses to boycott the institutions dealing in interest. He said that interest- based economy was the root cause of the price spiral. He said that the loans given by the IMF and the World Bank were spent only on the rich while the poor were handcuffed for non- payment of small loans.
Haq said if the system of Zakat and charity was introduced in the country, there would not be so much economic disparity in the country.