LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has called upon the federal government to remove the Khyber Pakhtukhwa’s reservations on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

In a statement issued from Mansoora yesterday, the JI chief said the government should apprise the nation of the details of the epoch-making project instead of making it controversial.

Siraj said the high level committee headed by the prime minister and including all chief ministers regarding the CPEC had failed due to the federal government attitude. He suggested the government should take KP into confidence before going ahead with the project. He pointed out that the Senate Standing Committee had proposed Chitral-Shandur-Malakand road as alternate route and the government should accept the same so that work on the project could proceed in a cordial atmosphere.

He further said the nation wanted the solution of the Panama leaks issue through the court and at present all eyes were on the judiciary.

Meanwhile, the JI amir strongly condemned continued Russian bombing on Syrian city Halab and appealed to the United Nations to intervene and stop the bloodshed.

The JI chief deplored that the world community including neighbouring Muslim countries were silent on the Syrian bloodshed and some of them were a party to the killings. The bloodshed in Iraq and Syria had surpassed the massacre carried out by Genghis Khan and Halagu Khan. He said the entire benefit of the bloodshed was going to Israel and the enemies of Islam.