HAFIZABAD - The Jamaat-e-Islami Punjab naib ameer has lashed out at President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani their failure in solving people’s problems and for bad governance and corruption.

Addressing a press conference at Jamia Al-Fateh here, Waqar Nadeem Warraich held Nawaz Sharif equally responsible for the sorry state of affairs in the country. He said that if the PML-N had played its due role of genuine opposition, corruption by the federal government could have been stopped. He strongly condemned drone attacks in Pakistan with the consent of the rulers. He stressed the need for honest and committed leadership that can steer the country out of crises.

He said Zardari and Nawaz Sharif should bring back national wealth from foreign countries. He disclosed that according to an economic survey if these amounts were brought back to Pakistan, tax free budget could be passed for the next sixty years. He said that the JI had started door-to-door contacts to motivate the masses to elect honest and sincere persons during the next elections.

GREEN REVOLUTION: Green revolution could be brought about in the country if the growers stop obsolete methods and adopt scientific methods to cultivate crops and vegetables, said Malik Waqar Hussain, the director agriculture Punjab. Addressing a seminar which was sponsored jointly by the Punjab Agri. Department and Ayub Research Institute Faisalabad, he urged the cultivators to use certified seeds and apply balanced fertilisers to get maximum yield. He particularly referred to the promotion of tunnel farming for getting maximum yield and best-quality vegetables. He said that vegetables are being sown in 2.8 per cent area and the cultivators should switch over sowing vegetables which are most profitable.

DO (Agriculture) Asghar Ali Dogar, Dr Abid Riaz, Dr Shahid Imtiaz and Dr Shoaib delivered lectures, urging the growers to avail the facilities being provided by the Department for increasing per acre yield.