LAHORE – Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan has said that the PPP government has done maximum harm to the working classes and labourers during the last four years.

Addressing the central executive committee of the National Labour Federation (NLF) at Mughalpura on Saturday, he said that thousands of factories and industrial units have been closed due to electricity and gas loadshedding, rendering millions of workers unemployed. While the unending price spiral and unemployment have forced the workers and their families to starve, he added.

JI Naib Ameer Sirajul Haq, newly elected NLF President Shamsur Rahman Swati and NLF Secretary General Abdur Razzaq Abbasi also spoke on the occasion.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that leading national institutions including PIA, Railways, Steel Mills and WAPDA had been destroyed due to corruption and mismanagement and there was no effort on government level to salvage them. He urged the masses to rise against the corrupt and incompetent rulers and warned that the situation would only go downwards if they were allowed more time. He added that the foremost responsibility of a democratic government was to protect the life and property of the masses and provide them with the basic necessities of life. But contrary to that, he said, the PPP led government was snatching every facility from the masses and exploiting them in the worst manner. The prices of electricity, gas and POL were being enhanced every month which had curtailed the purchasing power of the people, he said, adding that basic items, such as flour, sugar, pulses have gone out of the common man’s reach. 

Munawar Hasan condemned the government’s move to grant MFN status to India.

He said that India was hatching conspiracies against the country and it should not be given MFN status. He further said that the rulers were under US pressure on this score but such a move would establish India’s supremacy in the region and ruin Pakistan’s economy and agriculture.