KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Amir Senator Siraj-ul-Haq has said that the present government has failed to deliver on its promises and masses will have to come out onto the streets to oust it.

He expressed these views on Wednesday while addressing a 'Talent Expo' being organised by Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) at Expo Center, Karachi. He said that unfortunately Pakistan was still far from its purpose of creation.

Terming the ruling families a powerful mafia, he severely criticised them for diving Pakistan’s education sector on the basis of economic classes.

He expressed his grief and anger over social injustices in the society.

Siraj lamented that a big chunk of taxpayers’ money was spent on the luxuries of privileged classes. He said that JI was often subjected to torture and hurdles were created in its way. “But even our opponents declare our members as the most honest representatives of masses,” he added.  The senator stressed the need for a uniform system of education in the country, and wished that the son of a labourer should be studying the same syllabus that the son of a president studied.

He added that if JI came to power, education of girls would be compulsory.

“A father will have to face a jail term, if he refuses to educate his daughter,” he pledged.He added that the sitting ruling regime had failed and the nation would have to stand up against corruption. “Only masses can hold the rulers accountable,” he opined.

Siraj praised student leaders belonging to IJT for their efforts to achieve their goals.He hoped that Pakistani students would bring a positive change in the country.

The JI leader said that Jamiat was always on the forefront when it came to safeguarding the integrity and ideological borders of Pakistan.

He said that he himself was thankful to IJT as, according to him, it was the IJT who taught him what to do in life.

He urged the students to join Jamiat for a prosperous, peaceful and dynamic future.

The JI chief, on the occasion, posed a question to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"Mr. Prime Minister, I on behalf of the entire Pakistan, including Balochistan, want to ask, If you are the premier of Lahore or the entire country."

We have decided to gather people on October 22 and 23 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“A big march would be taken out on October 30 in Lahore,” he announced.

Speaking on the occasion, JI Sindh chief Dr Merajul Huda Siddiqui said that activists of IJT were the pride of the nation. “They are cream of the students who can produce positive results for Pakistan,” he commented.He was of the view that education was the major tool and weapon to bring a positive and durable change in any society.

“The goal can be achieved by taking little but positive steps through acquiring education,” he said, adding that activities like the Talent Expo should continue.

Senator Saeed Ghani said the expo had changed the impression about the city’s law and order situation. “The event has removed fears from the minds of students as well as citizens,” he added. He asked other student organisations to follow in the footsteps of IJT.

IJT, Pakistan Chief Sohaibuddin Kakakhail, IJT Karachi Chief Hashim Yousaf Abdali and others also addressed on the occasion.