LAHORE Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan criticised on Wednesday the government move to abolish subsidy on electricity and resumption of load shedding across the country. Talking to various delegations at Mansoora, he said that the rulers had tried to deceive the masses and the Supreme Court through large scale advertisement in the press giving the impression that the electricity shortfall was due to the lack of water in dams. This was a big lie because when the government paid Rs 10 billion to the Power Companies, loadshedding ended within a day. This meant that there was no shortfall of electricity and the power companies had thrust loadshedding on the masses only to extract their arrears amounting to billions from the government. Had the government paid the arrears of Rs 300 billion to the power companies, load shedding would have been ended immediately. In fact, he said, the government was punishing people for the Supreme Court decision banning import of rental power plants which deprived the rulers of their commission amounting to billions. On waiver of subsidy, he said the government was already charging about half a dozen taxes on electricity bills including Neelum Jhelum Project which had not been started as yet. While the electricity tariff was being raised every month. He said, hundreds of industrial units had been closed due to loadshedding causing massive unemployment in the country. He said if the Zardari/ Gilani government did not take prompt measures to overcome this problem, people would again come on roads and would force the rulers to quit. Decision to give India MFN status opposed: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan has strongly reacted to the Foreign Ministers statement that the government had decided in principle to give India the status of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) country for trade, and termed it an anti-Pakistan move. In a statement issued on Wednesday, he said that this decision was not acceptable to the Pakistani nation. Munawar Hasan asked the government to explain why such a major decision was being taken without the Parliaments approval. India, he said, was a terrorist country, which had never accepted Pakistan by heart. Seven lakh Indian troops deployed in Occupied Kashmir were involved in worst type of terrorism and had killed lakhs of Kashmiris. Therefore, declaring India a MFN country was sprinkling salt on the wounds of the Kashmiris struggling for freedom. Besides, he said, India was involved in terrorist activities to destabilise our country. New Delhi had never missed any opportunity to malign Pakistan through false allegations, he added. He said that far from accepting India as MFN country for trade, the Pakistani nation was not in favour of any trade with that country. In the beginning, he said, the government had allowed trade through Wagha border up to Afghanistan which was a foolish decision. He said that such a decision would only benefit India as Pakistan was already incurring loss of one billion dollars in trade with India. JI central shoora meets today: Central Shoora of the Jamaat-e-Islami will meet at Mansoora today (Thursday) to discuss the prevailing political and economic situation in the country and decide its future line of action. The JI chief, Syed Munawar Hasan will preside over the meeting.