Multan
Stressing the need for adopting practical measures to block drone attacks, Jamaat-e-Islami Punjab Ameer Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar said on Tuesday that the drone hits were a naked aggression against security, solidarity and sovereignty of Pakistan. “Now mere statements don’t work. The government needs to take solid steps as drone attacks are killing common men,” he added while talking to the journalists here at Darus Salaam before leaving for Bahawalpur. He maintained that the America’s so-called war on terror was in fact war on Muslims and the only goal of this war was to kill the Muslims . He added that it was also American agenda to divert the Muslims from the true path of Islam and demands like elimination of seminaries and changes in syllabus were also part of this conspiracy.He said that the whole world believed that the national or mother tongue was the best medium for instruction while our rulers replaced Urdu with English. He asked the government to declare Urdu medium of instruction and introduce Arabic education in institutions so that the students could understand Quran.Referring to loadshedding, he lamented that the rural areas were without electricity for over 22 hours as a result of which agriculture sector got ruined. He suggested to the government to offer subsidy on solar panels and switch educational institutions, markets and tube-wells to solar energy. He said that this step would not only save energy but also cut the prices. Answering a question, he said that the construction of Kalabagh Dam was a must and the Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif could convince all provinces on this issue.He said that although the JI parliamentarians voted for Mian Nawaz Sharif and Mian Shah Sharif, the JI would resist all anti-Public and anti-Pakistan steps of the government. He asked the government to adopt measures for the establishment of Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces.YOUM-E-EHTAJAJA: The Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan will mark Friday as Youm-e-ehtajaja against genocide of Muslims in Myanmar.  The JI workers will stage demonstrations in entire country against mass killings of Muslims in Myanmar and patronage of killers by the Burmese government. The clerics will discuss the issue during Juma sermons and condemnation resolutions will be adopted. Meanwhile, the JI Punjab Amir Dr. Syed Waseem Akhtar has demanded Pakistan Government to raise strong voice against genocide of Muslims in Myanmar and raise this issue at the platforms of UNO, OIC and other human rights organizations besides bringing a resolution in the parliament.