MULTAN - Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Secretary General Liaqat Baloch suggested on Thursday that a ruthless accountability should be launched after elections to recover looted national wealth.

Addressing a news conference here at local JI office, Mr Baloch added that the corrupt elements took away national money to foreign banks and it had become imperative to recover this money from them. He said that a comprehensive legal and constitutional method should be evolved for the recovery of looted money.

Referring to electoral alliances, he said that talks were underway with the PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for seat adjustment and an announcement would take place soon. He categorically declared that the JI would not make any alliance with the PPPP or its allies like MQM, ANP or Q-League.

He said that the country possessed a capable, hardworking, honest and dedicated team in terms of JI and this team could put the country on path of progress and prosperity. He said that the masses had this golden opportunity to elect their true representatives.

To a query, he said that the political and democratic system must move forward. He warned that the JI would not let anyone ambush judiciary or democracy. He warned that the country stood at crossroads as its security and solidarity were in jeopardy. He added that conspiracies were being hatched to spark religious and sectarian riots as well as to create rift between majority and minority.

He lashed out at the previous government, saying it completely failed to deliver. He maintained that the rulers gave the gifts of price hike, unemployment and lawlessness to the masses instead of roti, kapra aur makan. He said that the country possessed rich natural resources but their distribution was unjust. He added that the previous government have least importance to health and education sectors, further adding to the woes of poor public.

150 CANDIDATES GET NOMINATIONS: The prospective candidates for provincial and national assembly seats continued receiving and submitting nomination papers here on Thursday. The Election Commission sources disclosed that over 150 candidates had so far received papers for national and provincial assembly seats so far.

According to details, at least 40 political leaders and workers got nomination papers for national assembly seats while over 110 for provincial assembly seats till filing of this report. Prominent among those who submitted their nomination papers included Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s son Zain Qureshi for NA-148, Nadem Mumtaz Qureshi, Salim Ansari and Jamshed Ali Sahu NA-149 and Salman Ali Qureshi NA-151.