Opposition Source: Nasrallah Has Come to Realize Seriousness of the Current Stageإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Source in the opposition said on Monday that Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah started to realize the seriousness of the problems the nation is facing when he suggested a road-map for some pending issues, An Nahar daily reported.
Commenting on Sunday's speech of Nasrallah, the unnamed source said: “It seems that Nasrallah has come to realize the magnitude of the economic and social problems the nation is suffering from when he suggested a road-map to solve pending issues, mainly the new wage scale, the file of the Lebanese University, and has called for the formation of a national action group.”
In reference to the March 14 opposition's decision to boycott government activities, the source said Nasrallah's calls to form a national action group stem from a recognition that the government is inactive because a political group is not represented in the cabinet.
In his televised appearance on Sunday, Nasrallah said: “The government and the opposition must form a national action group that puts forward a program to confront this crisis before we reach economic collapse.”
The Hizbullah leader added that the state-run Lebanese University should receive exceptional support as it is the “university of the poor ... and the number of Lebanese under poverty line is increasing.”
Nasrallah urged the government to meet the long-standing demand of contract LU professors to become full-timers and to appoint them in order of seniority. He also said that the government should not set a limit of professors to be appointed without taking into consideration the actual needs of the institution.
The SCC, a coalition of private and public school teachers and public sector employees, has held several protests denouncing the cabinet's failure to refer the new wage scale to the parliament for vote.
The opposition source concluded asking Hizbullah, which leads the ruling majority, to exert serious efforts and look responsibly at the situation in Lebanon to salvage the nation.