KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaquat Baloch has said that those who raise voice against the tyranny of the state in present times and practically play their role for the supremacy of Islam were truly following the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).

Addressing the party workers’ convention at Masjid-e-Huda here on Thursday, he said the grandson of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and his entire family had sacrificed their lives for Islam.

He said the anti-state powers did not allow the rulers to evolve education system which reflects Islamic teachings. Those external powers were trying to impose secular trend of education in Pakistan.

Baloch said these external powers were operational to create anarchy in all the four provinces by patronising the anti-state elements to create mutiny in Balochistan and depriving the people of their legal rights.

“Lawlessness, poverty and corruption are common in Punjab despite the fact that the PML-N government is in power for sixth consecutive time,” he added.

He further said the people of tribal areas were also annoyed by the policies of the government. The KPK government which wanted to serve its people is also in the grip of terrorism.

The JI leader said the issues, including power and economy crises, terrorism and unemployment are still persist. Attempts are being made to make Pakistan as East India Company by privatising the national institutions.

He said the United States of America was responsible for killing the innocent people in drone attacks.

“Every army personnel who sacrificed his live while discharging his duties are called martyrs. The JI leaders condoled the deaths of army personnel and also visited their residences for condolence, however, Nawaz Sharif remembered the army men after 14 years,” he added.

JI senior leader and KPK minister Sirajul Haq said peace talks were unavoidable. The US and its allies are hatching conspiracies to sabotage the peace talks between the government and the Taliban.

He lauded the statement of PTI Chairman Imran Khan that the JI ministers are not involved in corruption.

JI Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said the attempts were being made to sideline Jamaat-e-Islami but the JI, with the power of people, had foiled such attempts. He regretted over the recent statement of ISPR on his party chief and said his party always takes a clear stance on every situation.

Naeem further said the JI will take out the Million March if needed in favour of halting the Nato supply.

Sindh cities face cellphone ban

Cellular services were suspended in various cities of Sindh, including Karachi, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Khairpur and Larkana on Thursday morning for security purposes during 9th and 10th Muharram-ul-Haram.

The cellular services were halted since Thursday morning in the city. It is expected that it would be restore in the night while the service would again be suspended from 6:00 am on Friday morning.

Sindh government has made security arrangements across the province during Muharram. In past, government had exercised the same practice to ensure peace.

Earlier, the provincial government had requested the federal government to suspend mobile phone services in Sindh on 9th and 10th of Muharram.

The Sindh government has also imposed a ban on pillion riding across the province on these two days. However, the ban would not applicable on women, children below the age of 12 years, senior citizens, disabled persons, journalists and personnel of law enforcement agencies.