PTI for formation of JC to investigate Kamal's allegations
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demanded constitution of Judicial Commission to probe the allegations leveled by former Karachi Nazim Mustafa Kamal against MQM and PPP.
PTI Secretary Information Naeem ul Haq on Friday demanded of the government that a Judicial Commission comprising of retired judges of Supreme Court should be formed sans any delay so as to investigate the allegations leveled by Mustafa Kamal against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain and PPP senator Rehman Malik.
He said that the allegations of alleged links by PPP and MQM with Indian secret agency RAW is of serious, adding that they have been listening such allegations for the last 30-year; hence time ripe that these allegations should be investigated fairly and immediately so as the facts be brought before the nation without any expediency.
Imran Khan expressed concern over growing anti-Islam rhetoric from political forces in US/Europe
Chairman PTI Imran Khan today expressed grave concern over the growing anti-Islam rhetoric coming from political forces in the US and Europe. Of these the most absurd, he said, and most ill-informed are the remarks made by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Khan felt Trump’s statements regarding Muslims and the need to keep them out of the US, not only creates a greater insecurity amongst American Muslims, but also threatens to encourage more recruitment into extremist ranks.
Khan added that Trump also seemed ignorant about the fact that the US has major interests and a substantial presence in many Muslim states – all of which could suffer setbacks if his vitriole against Muslims continues. Khan also called on the US to do some introspection and assess how its War on Terror has impacted global terrorism: whether it has actually reduced or in fact increased the reach of the extremists and their acts of terrorism. Khan hoped the political leadership in the US and in Europe would help counter the growing Islamophobia in their countries rather than encouraging it with hate-filled rhetoric.
PTI MNA Asad Umar's statement (02 Nov,2015)
The Government is placing an unprecedented burden on the citizens and crushing economic activity and growth by massive increase in indirect taxation particularly on petroleum products. Reacting sharply to the announcement of increase in prices of petrol and diesel by the finance minister, the head of PTI, policy and media Asad Umar said that there is no justification for this price increase.
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He said in the first four months of this fiscal year the international price of oil has declined by approximately 25% while the Govt has only passed on a relief of less than 4% in diesel prices which means that the benefit of more than 20% drop in oil prices has been pocketed by the Govt which is gross injustice to the citizens , farmers and businesses who are already struggling in extremely challenging economic conditions. If the Govt had passed on the full benefit of the drop in oil prices since beginning of the current fiscal year the price of diesel would be ten rupees a liter less than announced by the govt yesterday and if we apply the GST rate which was prevalent when the PML N govt took power the price of diesel would be almost 18 rupees a liter lower than set by the Govt right now.
Umar said this massive increase in taxation for a basic commodity like dieseland petrol is equivalent of economic terrorism on the people of Pakistan. It should be noted that diesel is the fuel used in buses and mini buses used by the low income citizens , by farmers to run their tube wells and by small businesses to run generators because of the continuing massive load shedding.
It is all the more deplorable being done by the Govt of PML N whose leader Mian nawaz sharif campaigned on the promise of reducing taxation and making Pakistan a low income tax haven like Hong kong. He said PTI will not only oppose this increase in the media and in the national assembly but will also demonstrate against it on the streets if the Govt did not take back the increase in tax on petroleum products that it had levied since coming to power without any approval of the national assembly.