KARACHI- Holding the provincial government responsible for failure of targeted operation in Karachi, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Sindh chapter leaders have threatened to expand party protest if government does not shelve its plans against seminary schools of the province.
JUI-F Sindh General Sectary Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro and Sectary information Mohammad Aslam Ghori, in a joint statement here on Saturday, said the seminary schools were peaceful centers of Islamic learning but rulers were trying to appease their Western bosses by trying to take action against these schools. They said national security bill presented by the federal government was an attempt to undermine the autonomy of seminary schools while the Sindh government, taking a step forward, had started operation against the seminary schools.
JUI-F leader said the Sindh government was utilizing the government's educational institutes as their public housing and had converted these institutions in cattle farms. On the other hand, the expensive private schools were troubling the masses. The only option remained with the people were the seminary schools offering free Islamic and academic education, they added. They said the feudal thought had led the provincial government to take action against the seminary schools and warned the government of widening party protest if the government did not shelve its plans.
They further said Sindh government was responsible for the failure of targeted operation in Karachi and Director General Rangers Sindh during his conversation with the media representatives had confirmed that the Karachi operation was destined to be doomed due to the political pressure play.
They said it was unfortunate that prime minister had not so far announced the monitoring committee as per the decision taken in All Parties Conference.
JUI-F leader said captain of the operation CM Qaim Ali Shah should realise his duties and take measures to safeguard the lives of the masses.