KARACHI - The two-day workers convention of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Sindh, kicked off in the provincial capital on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of JI workers from across the province assembled at Bagh-e-Jinnah where the convention was inaugurated earlier in the day.

Addressing the convention, Jamaat-e-Islami supreme commander Sirajul Haq said that Pakistan was established to practice Sharia. He said that political gurus betrayed the ideology of Pakistan.

He held political and dictatorial governments responsible for people’s miseries. He said that Sindh had centuries-old culture, but those ruling the province not only failed the province but also brought a bad name to its beautiful culture. He said that Sindh rulers were greedy and corrupt.

The JI chief shed light on regional and international affairs. He warned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi against stopping the flow of water to Pakistan.

Earlier, former JI chief Syed Munawar Hassan conducted an international session titled "Islamic world and progress of Islamic movements". During the session, prominent figures of several Islamic movements from across the world shared their views.

The day one featured seven segments. Several special segments were held for youngsters. Several student leaders and presenters chaired the sessions pertaining to youth.

A large number of accommodation facilities were made available to the participants at the venue of the convention. Temporary stalls, book fair and food court have been established at the venue.

JI Karachi chief Engineer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has been presiding over the convention. The JI leaders are optimistic that the convention will become a turning point for the politics of Sindh.