Restoration of Nato supplies would be tantamount to surrendering sovereignty and giving up the country’s defence, he said. He was addressing the annual function of the trustees of the Shuhadai-e-Islam Foundation at Mansoora on Sunday.
He said an impression was being created by the media that Washington could offer a mild apology on the Salala attack after which the supplies would be restored. He said the US was already attacking the country and innocent Pakistanis were being martyred every day in drone attacks. The US had given little weight to the Parliament’s unanimous resolution and declared that the drone attacks would continue.
Under these circumstances, allowing the Nato supplies would be suicidal. He said that the patriotic forces in the country would have to unite and form a grand alliance to throw out Zardari and his cronies from the power corridors. He said that failure of the government conspiracy against judiciary had saved the country from a constitutional crisis and anarchy. The rulers, he said, were bent upon destroying the national institutions to prolong their rule and had least regard for the country’s stability and were out to demolish the judiciary.
He said despite the government explanations on this point, the nation had strong doubts in this respect as was manifest from the discussion in the course of an arranged programme by a private TV channel. He said that nothing good could be expected from the Zardari/Gilani government and there was despair and despondency all around. In such a situation, it was the duty of the patriotic forces to chalk out a common line of action for steering the country out of the crises and make serious efforts to save national institutions.