Lahore (11th July, 2019): Jamaat-e-Islami’s central Shoora calls upon government to declare agriculture emergency in the country and to announce a strategy to improve upon the plight of local farmers.
According to Baaghi TV’s sources, Jamaat-e-Islami’s central Shoora has called upon the government to declare a country-wide agriculture emergency as well as to announce a comprehensive strategy to improve upon the plight of local farmers.
Therefore, a resolution of the JI’s central Shoora has deplored that agriculture has never been a priority for Pakistan’s government, especially the PTI government. It stated that although the PTI had made tall claims in its election campaigns, the government has since coming into power, taken a U-turn. They have demanded an immediate withdrawal of the GST on the agricultural inputs and machinery so as to provide relief to farmers and growers et cetera.
Moreover, the JI has called upon the government to ensure payment of the dues for the sugar cane growers from the sugar mills across the state. According to sources, it was noted that a sum of nearly Rs. 900 million was due from the Ramazan Sugar Mills in Chiniot but that the mills had been given a clean chit on the basis of the statements of the Prime Minister and provincial minister on basis of connivance of the bureaucracy. The JI Shoora further pointed out that the PTI and its leadership have not yet fulfilled any of its elections promises.
Also that the Prime Minister, Imran Khan had earlier termed IMF loans as suicidal yet, his government is now accepting IMF loan(s) on most stringent terms. The Shoora further stated that the government could build the country like the state of Madina if only they would adopt the Islamic economic system and enforce Islamic law of inheritance in its true spirit. The JI believe that it would help the state in overcoming the issue of concentration of wealth.
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