Jamaatud Dawa Ameer Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has demanded the government to raise issue against the hanging of Abdul Qadir Molla and execution of all others by Bangladesh government in UNO and OIC.

He raised this demand while addressing a public gathering after offering the funeral in absentia (ghaibana namaz-e-janaza) for Abdul Qadir Molla at Khawaja Tex Ground here on Monday. Earlier, he led the funeral which was attended by thousands of citizens, JI and JuD workers.

Hafiz Saeed further said that those who loved Pakistan were being executed by Bangladesh government which was a serious crime. He added that India played key role in separation of East Pakistan and now it launched a new string of conspiracies against our country.

He said that India was not only involved in terrorism in Pakistan but the lovers of Pakistan were also being hanged in Bangladesh on her instigation.

He said that declaring hanging of Abdul Qadir Molla as internal affair of Bangladesh by the Pakistan Foreign Office was highly condemnable. “Silence on oppression against lovers of Pakistan in Bangladesh to appease foreign masters is highly inappropriate and condemnable,” he maintained. He lamented that the rulers did not learn any lesson from the debacle of Dhaka and forgot the statement of Indira Gandhi regarding drowning two-nation theory into the Bay of Bengal. He said that the 1971-history was being repeated in Bangladesh and the strings of this conspiracy were being moved by India. He said that India, Israel and the US did not want to see Muslim Ummah united and therefore they utilised their agents to divide the Ummah. He said that all enemies of Islam had united against Muslims and the time had come to unite Ummah at one platform.

Earlier, strict security arrangements were made for ghaibana namaz-e-janaza. 

YOUTH INTERNSHIP: Punjab Youth Affairs Secretary Muhammad Khan Khitchi said that a modified version of Youth Internship programme (YIP) carrying more benefits and additional feature of placement assessment of youths would be launched from Jan 18.

Addressing a gathering of industrialists at the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) after opening a help deskon YIP, he said that a sum of Rs1.5 billion had been allocated for the YIP and internship duration had been increased from three months to six months and honorarium from Rs10,000 to Rs12,000 per month.

Youths who have completed BS programme and diploma holders of registered technical institutes would also be eligible to avail the facility now in addition to MA/MSc youths or those who have completed sixteen year education, he added.

The concept of ‘placement bureau’ has also been made part of YIP for the first time to assess tendencies of the students and which discipline was producing the most number of graduates or postgraduates and which sector needed what kind of professionals, he added.