Naqvi claims TJP now functional
SAHIWAL: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Jafria (TJP) will restart functioning because a three-year ban on the party has ended, Alama Sajid Ali Naqvi, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal vice president and the TJP president, claimed on Sunday during a press conference at Chaudhary Mukhtar Ahmed’s house.
He said the party would protest if the government still opposed its reactivation. He said he was hopeful that “Islam-loving” and democratic forces would win the local council elections. He said the opposition parties would launch an anti-government drive if the government tried to rig the elections.
Alama Sajid Ali Naqvi disclosed that the MMA had fruitful discussions with the former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sahrif for a grand alliance of the opposition parties during the elections. He feared Punjab and other provinces would be the next targets of terrorism after Karachi. He ruled out any dialogue with the Sipah-e-Sahaba, a banned sectarian outfit.
He disclosed that the MMA had decided to send a team to Gilgit in the wake of sect-hate violence in the area but the government disallowed the move. He said the MMA would soon launch a movement against price hike, lawlessness and unemployment in the country. staff report