Sajid Ishaq, Other Minority Wing Members Quit PTI
Umer Jamshaid 9 months ago Tue 17th April 2018 | 08:33 PM
Sajid Ishaq, Central President Minority Wing of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) along with other members Tuesday quit the party, alleging that it had failed to deliver.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2018 ) :Sajid Ishaq, Central President Minority Wing of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) along with other members Tuesday quit the party, alleging that it had failed to deliver.
Addressing a press conference along with Javed Pyara and other Hindu and Sikh party members here, he said they were disappointed over the particular mindset of the top PTI leadership. Sajid, who is also Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) chairman, said the PTI's provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had not given the compensation amount of Rs 200 million to the families of victims of the Peshawar Church blast in 2013.
He said the PTI government had allocated 3 per cent job quota for minorities in KP against 5 percent elsewhere in the country. Similarly, reserved seats for the minorities in KP were 2 percent against 5 per cent in Sindh and Balochistan, he added.
He alleged that PTI chief Imran Khan visited Youhanabad in Lahore on Easter and addressed the Christian community, but he did not mention the plight of around 20 under-trial Christian prisoners of the Youhanabad lynching case.
He also criticized PTI leader Asad Umer, who won from NA-48 Islamabad constituency, where grabbers had occupied the land of a Christian graveyard. The issue had repeatedly been brought into his notice, but he had done nothing to get it retrieved from the occupiers.
There was even no water drinking facility or lights in the cemetery, he added. Sajid Ishaq said the PTI members had failed to raise the voice of minorities in the parliament. Responding to a question, he said they would start a campaign across the country from Khyber to Kashmir for the minorities' rights and filed their candidates against the PTI's nominees.
He said he would not join any political party nor he was interested in reserved seats. Sajid also called for increase in the number of seats for minorities in national and provisional assemblies.