JI and obscenity

Sir: This is with reference to the news item ‘JI brands “Pakistan Idol” an “obscene” programme’ (Daily Times, March 31, 2014). I would like to ask members of the Jamaat-e-Islami (which has only four seats out of 342 in the National Assembly) why they are so concerned about boys and girls dancing together when there are more urgent problems being faced by the country. Do they not see the havoc created by rampant smuggling from Afghanistan which has caused the collapse of most industry in the country? Are they not aware of narcotics that are brought into the country through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), a province that they govern along with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)? Why are they ignoring the increasing number of AIDS cases in the country (the reasons for which are well known)? Yet they go into a frenzy when they see even married couples walking together. How can Imran Khan tolerate such people?

Printed in Daily Times, April 1, 2014