In a statement here on Wednesday, he said that the PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif after coming into powder through false promises and hollow slogans, had been mostly busy abroad and cut off from the problems facing the country.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that after the Rawalpindi tragedy, the Prime Minister should have cut off his foreign visit and returned home as the country was facing a threat of widespread disturbance.
The alarming situation required prime minister’s direct involvement for mobilizing the state institutions to promote national unity and harmony and bringing the national leadership at one platform so as to minimize tension and improve the situation.
However, he said, it seemed that the prime minister was more worried about his international agenda and the US interests than the internal situation of the country.
The JI Ameer welcomed the orders of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the recovery of the bank loans written off on political considerations. He said that all those who had plundered public wealth must also be brought to accountability and every illegal penny be recovered from them.
He said that several countries of the world had recovered the wealth plundered by their rulers lying in Swiss banks. If the present government was sincere to the country and the nation, it must take necessary measures for the recovery of the billions of dollars of the past rulers, politicians and bureaucrats deposited in Swiss banks. Such a bold step would enable the country to pay off the foreign loans and get rid of the IMF, he added.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that the remarks of the Supreme Court as also the High Court of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa regarding the rulers attitude and the masses sufferings on account of price hike and rising electricity tariff were the true reflection of the situation across the country.
Meanwhile, Secretary General JI Liaqat Baloch has slated the Punjab government decision to withdraw the flat rate of electricity for agricultural tube wells and increase of the tariff by Rs2.50 per unit.
Talking to delegations at Mansoora on Wednesday, he said that the withdrawal of flat rate of electricity would automatically increase the cost of production of agricultural products and would add to the financial problems of both the growers and the general public.
He said that the prices of vegetables were already sky high as the government was exporting onions, tomatoes and potatoes to India. In such a situation, the order of the Punjab Chief Minister for holding Sasta Bazars to provide vegetables and food items to the people on low rates, was a joke.
He said the Chief Minister had given these orders at a time when the hoarders and profiteers had minted billions. He said that the official Price Control Committees were protecting the interest of the profiteers and the common man was compelled to buy food items on high prices as the PML-N election promises to end the price hike had proved to be hollow.