KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawwar Hassan on Monday presented a 3-point agenda for the progress and sovereignty the country.

He was addressing a press conference at Idara-e-Noor Haq. Ameer JI Karachi Muhammad Hussain Mahenti, Naib Ameer JI Raja Arif Sultan, Director Public Relations JI Sarfaraz Ahmed, Information Secretary Zahid Askari,  Priest Emael Victor, Dr Somil George, Bishop Nazir Alam, Bishop Khadim Bhutto, Master Ryaz Boota, Priset Edgar Arif, Irfan Den, Afzal, Shamon Jozaf and others were also present on the occasion.

The JI Ameer said that every political and religious party of the country should unite on such 3-point agenda, including eradication of terrorism, evolution in economy and resolution of Kashmir issue. He said the Kashmir issue should be resolved as per the desire of Kashmiri people.

He said, "The menace of terrorism is being increased with every passing day in the country and Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwah (KPK), Balochistan and Karachi are in grip of terrorism."

Munawwar said the economy of the country is on the verge of collapse while former Finance Minister Dr Hafeez Shaikh was planned to release the last instalment by IMF. "The JI considers evolving a loud thinking to resolve the economic crises of the country", he added.

The JI Ameer said the government should evolve independent foreign policy in which national agenda should remain on top.

Talking on prevailing situation in Bangladesh, Munawwar said the conviction of JI leaders in Bangladesh was an unjustified act, so media should play its due role to highlight the atrocities being committed on JI leaders in Bangladesh. He said the US intervention in economic, geographical and Pak armed forces grounds should be stopped immediately, as Washington wants to seize the resources of Pakistan. "Our present rulers are obeying the US commands, while the people can bring the change and get independence from US slavery by the power of their votes," the JI leader added.

Replying to a question, Munawwar said seat adjustment with the JUI-F in KPK and the PML-N and the PTI in Punjab would be done in general elections. He regretted that the Election Commission has not yet implemented the SC verdict over voters' verification in its true spirit.

On the occasion, Bishops Priest and fathers from Christian Community condemned the incident of Badami Bagh Lahore and said some miscreants and political parties were using Badami Bagh incident for their political motives and were taking political benefits. They said Christians and Muslims have no conflict with each other, as they are like a brothers in Pakistan. They said the announced amount of compensation from Punjab government for victims of Badami Bagh incident is not enough, so it should be increased with immediate effect.