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    NWFP Finance Minister Sirajul Haq: "Women’s education an MMA priority"

    After all the mud-slinging against the MMA done by plenty of people on this forum over the past couple of months, the truth begins to emerge.

    From slander from those saying they were going to opress the women of the NWFP, through to those accusing the MMA of doing nothing for the needs of the people and focusing solely on religious zeal....
    ...all I can do is quote the great Bart Simpson, who repeatedly says "Eat my shorts".

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    PESHAWAR: NWFP Finance Minister Sirajul Haq on Tuesday brushed aside the Wests allegations that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) government was against womens education and said that it was one of the priorities of the provincial government in the new budget.

    Mr Haq, while addressing a post budget news conference in the Civil Secretariat, said non-development expenditures had been lowered and the government was trying to fulfil the needs of the residents of the province with the limited resources it had. He said a committee had been formed to check the pace of development work during the year.

    He lashed out against western propaganda against the MMA which said the religious alliance would impose veils on women and force men to grow beards. These allegations are totally baseless, the minister said. Mr Haq said the government had plans to build a womens university, a medical college and an institution for destitute women in Peshawar. He said they would appoints a female vice chancellor and female staff for the new university.

    The minister said the Bank of Khyber would provide loans to the wives of disabled men to help them earn a decent living. He said 2,000 sewing machines would be provided free to widows and 1,000 female teachers would be employed. We would provide all facilities to women and end their exploitation, he added.
    While discussing the allocation for health, Mr Haq said emergency treatment would be provided free in hospitals. He said eight hospitals in the province would be upgraded and developed to minimise the burden on the major hospitals.

    The finance minister said the government was concentrating on improving facilities for tourists in the province and was constructing roads to facilitate travel. He said law and order was a major factor affecting tourism and the government had allocated Rs 3 billion in the budget for it.

    On agriculture, Mr Haq said a master plan had been designed to build dams and irrigate barren lands. He said a large amount had been allocated for the beautification of Peshawar. He said the government had also discussed the construction of the Torkham-Kabul Road with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Mr Haq said the government would revive sick industrial units and set up small industries. He said government officials would visit the Gulf and European States to attract investors.

    The minister said the MMA government was not against the local government system rather it wanted to strengthen it. He said the local bodies should cooperate with the provincial set up for the betterment of the people living there. He said the MMA government wanted to set up an Islamic, democratic and welfare society which would be free of corruption.
    Muslims are so good at dividing that they can divide the atom. If you see two Muslims, probably they belong to 3 parties.
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    Re: NWFP Finance Minister Sirajul Haq: "Womens education an MMA priority"

    Originally posted by mAd_ScIeNtIsT:
    After all the mud-slinging against the MMA done by plenty of people on this forum over the past couple of months, the truth begins to emerge.

    From slander from those saying they were going to opress the women of the NWFP, through to those accusing the MMA of doing nothing for the needs of the people and focusing solely on religious zeal....
    ...all I can do is quote the great Bart Simpson, who repeatedly says "Eat my shorts".
    I assume that you will include me in those people accusing the MMA. If there is anything that I am happy to be wrong on, this is it!

    It is fantastic to see the MMA making a real difference in the lives of the women of NWFP. If they can make Sarhad a model of good governance then I anticipate their continued success in Sindh & Punjab as well.

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      #3
      All nice words. I will change my mind if I actually see these promises being implemented. Time will tell.

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        #4
        Ive actually me t the guy in the UK, and unlike all other proud, swollen headed MP's from PK, this guy was down to earth, understanding, listening to people, and gave a TRUTHFULL speech about what is really going on in PK.

        What the MMA have done so far is alot more than most, which is destroy the VIP culture in their area. This culture drained money from the poor to provide for the luxury of the waderas.

        MMA members are available to the public 24 hours a day, are in contact with the public via friday prayers, and daily salah, and most of them actually travel via public transport. - The NWPF is well known for its robbers and lack of safety, but this has been changed and recently the areas have become alot more safer due to the efforts of the new government in NWPF.

        These people are sicerely working for the people, something pakistan has never experianced before.

        The only people who oppose them, are those who benifitted from abuse of power, and participated in squandering money from the treasury of pakistan and its needy people!!

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            #6
            We have heard such things before... Actual implementation is another thing.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Spock:
              We have heard such things before... Actual implementation is another thing.
              It must be true because a ruling MNA said it.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ChthonicPowers:


                It must be true because a ruling MNA said it.
                What I meant was, making claims, and carrying out actual implementations are two different things. It would be nice to see if the MMA actually implements this action.

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                  #9
                  Well if youve ever been to pk, and to the areas mentioned, there has been a change. The safety issue has improved, people at least realise that if there are any problems, they can approach a member of parliment after juma'ah salah, as most of the mma representatives lead juma'ah prayers.

                  They have been seen to travel via public transport, and change cannot occur overnight. It takes time to impement rules, and change the mentalities of people who have for 50 years been used to corruption, injustices, and usurption of thir rights etc.

                  All we can do is help with watever little we can, and prey that they remain united and work for the betterment of pakistan... which needs love and care, not aristocrats etc.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Spock:


                    What I meant was, making claims, and carrying out actual implementations are two different things. It would be nice to see if the MMA actually implements this action.
                    Looks like your sarcasm detector is runnin' low on the batteries. I was actually repeating what you said.

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                      #11
                      MashaAllah!

                      Pakistan will inshaAllah realize its true dream of creation - "A laboratory of Islam"

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