Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch has said that his party has been striving hard to bring about revolutionary changes in the country according to the teachings of Islam.

The JI is aimed to ensure justice and make the country a welfare state, he said during a meeting of the Bahawalpur Zone JI leaders. The public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan on November 21, 22 and 23, 2014 will prove to be a milestone in this regard, he added.

He hoped that around one million people including male and female would participate in the three-day conference scheduled to be held to renew the pledge to make the country a real Islamic welfare state.

Referring to the resignation of the PTI representatives, he pointed out that the JI had tried hard for reconciliation and made sincere efforts to decrease tension to resolve the issue amicably. He said that if the non-confidence motion was tabled against the PTI in the KP Assembly, the JI would not be part of the same.

JI Punjab Ameer Dr Syed Waseem Akhter on the occasion briefed the meeting about the arrangements for the forthcoming JI meeting at Lahore and the ongoing conditions in the country. The meeting praised the reduction in petroleum products. It said the JI was struggling for establishment of healthy environment in the country according to the Islamic system.

ENROLMENT DRIVE: Every child has the right to education, no matter which part of the world they live in. Education is vital for every child’s development and opportunities in life.

This was stated by the District Coordinator NGO Alf Aelan Syed Wajahat Ali at the inaugural session of children enrolment in the suburban village 11/BC here the other day.

He said that Alf Aelan aimed at raising awareness about value of the literacy and motivating the parents and teachers to agree and attract children to education.

Addressing the ceremony, former UC Nazim Ch Muhammad Shafique appreciated the move and said that education was essential to overcome all social ills and poverty.

He said that when he was Nazim UC of Chak 11/BC, he constructed road for the Govt Girls Middle School, Chak No11/BC to facilitate schoolchildren and staff as the school was 3-km away from the road.

On the occasion, Headmistress of Govt Girls Elementary School 11/BC assured complete cooperation to make the enrolment campaign successful and hailed the move.

A local businessman Mian Khalid expressed pleasure over the launching of enrolment campaign in the village and donated a handsome amount for the Govt Girls Elementary School, Chak No11/BC. He remarked he would fully cooperate in the promotion of literacy rate for the better future of children.

Wasaib Organization Chairperson Ms Humaira and Society for Democracy and Human Development officer bearer Anas Hafeez highlighted salient features of the campaign and termed it vital for bright future of society.

On the occasion, the Bright Art Dramatic Society Bahawalpur performed play to develop awareness about the importance of education which received a big hand from the audience.