Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Senator Sirjaul Haq has said that instead of political gimmicking, the nation wants solution of its longstanding issues. Addressing the Shoora of the JI Central Punjab at Mansoora on Sunday, Sirajul Haq urged the government to announce reduction in prices in its next mini budget and warned that any increase in prices would not be tolerated by the people. He said that so far, the ruling party did not have any plan for documentation or improvement of the economy. He said that sucking the people’s blood through price rise was not planning but exploitation and oppression. Sirajul Haq said that the JI would not become a part of any game that would benefit the corrupt people and the plunderers. He said that all those who had plundered public money deserved to be in jail and not in the corridors of power. He criticized government for failing to make the accountability process effective. The JI chief said that accountability would have revolutionary results only when each and every citizen was treated under the same law. Otherwise, he said, the ruling elite would consider themselves above the law and fingers would be raised on the accountability process. Sirajul Haq said that the government had not provided any relief to the people during its six months rule. There had been a flood of price rise due to rise in dollar price. Internal as well as foreign investors were upset and the wheel of the economy was moving backward instead of going ahead. He said the common man was worried how the government would perform during the next five years. Published in Daily Times, January 14th 2019.