The bill regarding privatisation of PIA was brought via backdoor which clashed with the constitution, outspoken MNA from Muzaffargarh Jamshed Khan Dasti said.

Talking to journalists here after joining protesting PIA workers’ sit-in, he demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo moto notice and issue order for registration of treason case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Mushahid Ullah and others.

Earlier, he joined the protesting PIA workers’ sit-in and expressed solidarity with them. Dasti said that all the members of government involved in presentation and approval of the bill should be booked under Article 6. “They should be arrested forthwith and must be punished for their crime,” he emphasised. He lashed out at finance minister Ishaq Dar and alleged that he is a tout who poses serious threat to national institutions.

He lamented that the opposition failed to play effective role in the country as a result of which Nawaz Sharif started auction of national institutions. He categorically declared that no one would be allowed to privatize PIA. “We’ll protect national institutions at any cost. We’ll not let the rulers accomplish IMF agenda,” he asserted. He said that the Supreme Court is the last hope which could protect this national institution.

To a query regarding registration of cases against him and orders for his arrest, he said that it was sign of government’s losing senses. He said that the rulers made plan to kill people by installing coal power plant in Muzaffargarh. He demanded the judiciary to take notice of demand of residents of Muzaffargarh and set up a judicial commission to resolve problems being faced by the people of this region.


Jamaat-e-Islami Youth Pakistan Vice president Abdul Wahab Niazi demanded the government on Monday to carry out legislation against corruption and bribery, give jobs to educated youth on merit and pay unemployment stipend to the jobless youngsters.

Addressing a news conference here on Monday, he added that merit was badly violated through corruption and bribery as the rights to the youth were denied in Pakistan. He maintained that the children of the rich got big posts despite poor educational record while the youth from poor portion of society could not get any good job despite possessing top degrees as they could not pay bribe. He warned that the social issues like terrorism and robberies increased due to unemployment.

He declared that the JI Youth would launch a drive for corruption free Pakistan very soon. He said that the JI Youth was youth arm of JI and it was renamed from Shabab-e-Milli to JI Youth. He said that the JI Youth condemned killing of PIA workers, privatization of the airline and state terrorism against them. He assured the PIA workers of full support on party of JI Youth.

Security reviewed

Member Board of Revenue Punjab Dr Saqib Aziz visited different educational institutions of Multan and asked the BZ University administration to improve wireless communication system for foiling intentions of terrorists.

He further directed the BZU administration to set up a central control room and accomplish installation of barbed wire on boundary wall as soon as possible. He further directed the varsity administration to ensure thorough verification of identity of all those seeking entry to the BU in uniform of security agencies as all the terrorists in previous terrorist attacks entered the premises of educational institutions in uniforms of law enforcing agencies. He directed the security department of BU to purchase light vision cameras for monitoring purpose.

Briefing the member Board of Revenue, the officiating Vice Chancellor of BZU, Dr Ayyaz Rana, said that additional security had been deployed at all entry and exit points, hostels, residential areas and departments besides introducing an organized patrolling mechanism.

The Chief Security Officer Col (r) Ibrahim said that the varsity had coordination with Pak Army while 50 guards were being imparted training for operating latest arms. He added that 75 retired army men had been recruited as guards while 10 supervisors looked after security issues round the clock. He said that the installation of CCTV cameras was underway while the installation of barbed wire would also be accomplished in next few days.

Earlier, Dr Saqib Aziz visited NUML and Nishtar Medical college and inspected security arrangements.