KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Munawar Hasan has presented 29-point party manifesto for upcoming general elections here on Monday.

The JI chief presented the party manifesto during a ceremony held at a local hotel.

The main points of the manifesto that the JI wants to make Pakistan a model state similar to Madina where everyone enjoys the equal rights. Sovereignty of the country was among the top priorities of the JI manifesto whereas elimination of terrorism and lawlessness was also included in the election manifesto. Qit also stressed upon making the agricultural amendments by eliminating feudal system, adding abolition of unemployment and power crises.

The JI also determined to activate industrial sector in every area of the country depends upon its specialty by introducing a revolutionary industrial programme.

JI manifesto also covers housing schemes for poor and less privileged people including availability of justice to all and equal education facilities to all. JI in its manifesto firmed to eliminate corruption from the country and returning of national exchequer from plunderers. The manifesto also covered health, youth and women issues adding a comprehensive economic policy by curbing 30 percent of non-development funds and increase in tax net. The manifesto also introduced the pro labour and privatisation policy by sharing of adequate profit of industrial sectors among labourers and avoided to privatise profitable sectors. The rights of elderly, special citizens and minority have also mentioned in the manifesto while social amendments had also been introduced in it.

A comprehensive defense policy by facilitating all three sectors of armed forces including army, navy and air force with latest equipments had also included in the manifesto. The JI manifesto also stressed upon the introduction of local bodies government, latest information technology system and freedom of media. A special Balochistan Package along with employment opportunities and equal rights has also a part of the JI manifesto.

JI also called for constitutional amendments by introducing amendment in Article 2 of the Constitution for the supremacy of Quran and Sunnah.

Speaking to media, JI Chief Munawar Hasan said that the sense of participation should be increased in Balochistan, as only packages being announced for the people of the province, but not yet materialised.

He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan, media and others should realise that the delay in elections put devastating effects on the country adding media should unveil the faces of those politicians who are jumping ships just before elections.

“War on terror certainly increases the quantum of terrorism in the country adding this war is not ours, but the United States, as it wants to capture the resources of Central Asia”, JI chief added.

Munawar Hasan said that the lawmaking should be conducted on Article 62, 63 and every party should select those candidates who fulfill Article 62, 63 adding those who violated these articles should send to jail.

JI chief further said that the Taliban from Northern Alliance were carried out terrorist activities with the support of United States and India.

JI Sindh Chief Dr Mairajul Huda Siddiqui, Naib Sindh Ameer Asadullah Bhutto, Karachi Chief Hussain Mehanti, Naib Ameers Karachi Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, Raja Arif Sultan, General Secretary Naseem Siddiqui, Information Secretary Zahid Askari and others also present on the occasion.