Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Central Deputy General Secretary Dr Fareed Ahmed Paracha has accused the PML-N government of following in the footsteps of its predecessor, saying that the government failed to provide any relief to prolonged energy crisis and sky-rocketing prices-hit masses in the country.

Addressing the party workers at here on Saturday, the JI leader claimed that the present rulers were following failed economical and political policies of its predecessor which had added to the problems of the masses and pushed the country into quagmire of crises. He asked the incumbent rulers to wake up now and take effective and positive economic and political steps to provide relief to the masses and put the country on the path to prosperity and development.

Dr Fareed Paracha urged the government to take up the US drone attacks issue with the world community and make strenuous efforts early start of peace talks with the Taliban to restore peace in the country in general and Fata in particular .

The JI stalwart also urged the all the political and religious parties to be united and shun their political and personal interests for curbing the menace of terrorism and conspiracies to destabilise Pakistan.

APPOINTED: The PML-N district leadership has appointed Muhammad Ehsan Bajwa as the party President Chawinda here. Local MPA Rana Liaqat Ali and PML-N Sialkot General Secretary Shuja Ali Pasha gave away appointment certificate to Ehsan Bajwa during a special ceremony held at Chawinda, Pasrur tehsil here.

Cattle worth taken away: A band of 12 dacoits took away cattle worth Rs1.7 million here in Dera Qila Bhattian in the limit of Factory Area Police in wee hours on Saturday.

The outlaws, riding on two trucks, reached at the site and entered the premises by scaling the boundary wall. The dacoits, aid and abetted by three security guards, fled away after loading the cattle heads onto trucks. The Factory Area Police have started investigation on the complaints of farmer Farooq Ahmed. The incident created panic and tension among the farmers.