LAHORE - A three-day congregation of Jamaat-e-Islami Punjab chapter started yesterday with overall five sessions held on the first day of the event, mainly focusing on the ideological training of the workers.

Thousands of JI workers and ideological sympathisers across the province are attending the congregation aiming at building the momentum for the Jamaat’s ongoing campaign “corruption free Pakistan” and preparation for the next general election.

Temporary camps were set up for the attendees in Wahdat Colony Ground at Wahdat Road. On the first day, JI secretary general Liaqat Baloch was the chief guest while vice-chief of the party Hafiz Adrees, Rashid Naseem and Lahore chapter president Zikrullah Mujahid addressed the gathering. JI Punjab chief Mian Maqsood delivered the welcome address narrating the objective of the congregation.

Speakers said that Jamaat-e-Islami was the only party which had the ability to bring real change in the country. “Making Pakistan an Islamic welfare democratic state is the mission of our party,” they added.

The speakers further advised the workers not be disappointed in any situation and continued struggle to make an Islamic revolution in Pakistan.

JI chief Sirajul Haq will address the participants today and also lead the march at Wahdat Road on Sunday under the banner of “corruption free Pakistan.”