HAFIZABAD - Jamaat-a-Islami General Secretary Liaqat Baloch has stressed the need for unity and cohesion across the political spectrum on one point agenda to steer the country out of prevailing state of affairs. Addressing a press conference at Jamia Al-Fateh here the other day, he said that grand alliance proposed by PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif would not resolve the problems the country was grappling with. He regretted that Nawaz Sharif made compromise on principles by joining hands with the MQM and Jamaat-e-Islami had reservations over his hasty decision. He said the present PPP regime which always raised slogans of ensuring Roti, Kapra and Makan, had in fact deprived the masses of even two times meal by raising electricity, gas, and other essential commodities prices which had made the lives of people absolutely miserable. He said that the JI always pointed out that terrorism and extremism would not be eliminated by force but it would be resolved politically and this perception was also endorsed by Gen Kayani. Condemning the target killings in Karachi he expressed his sympathies with the bereaved families and said that the PPP, MQM and ANP are equally responsible for the lawlessness in Karachi. Efforts should be made to put the things right in Karachi, he stressed. He said the JI believed in peaceful struggle to end terrorism, unemployment, drone attacks on Muslims in tribal areas, corruption and injustices with common man particularly in Balochistan. He said that ouster of the present corrupt rulers was inevitable but the JI do not want to derail the democratic order in the country. Baloch said that on July 15, the JI would stage a sit-in demonstration in Gujranwala and observe July 19 Balochistan Solidarity Day throughout the country. Replying to a question, he said that past alliances had many merits and demerits and some was failed due to lust for power shown by certain political leaders. Earlier, he addressed party workers stressing them to create awareness among the people to elect honest people in the local government and general elections.