JI demands end to US meddling

KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Munawar Hassan on Sunday said that end to US interference in the country was the joint demand of Parliament, JI and Taliban. He said that if the government will not implement the resolutions of the Parliament and verdicts of the Supreme Court then the public would decide the decisions on streets. Addressing the participants of the sit-in protest at MA Jinnah Road, Munawar Hassan said that massive participation of Karachiites in sit-in protest had proved that there was no room for American slaves in the country. Thousands of activists and supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami attended the two-day sit-in to protest against the US drones attacks, increasing US interference, government pro-American policies, poverty, unemployment, inflation, extortion and target killing incidents. The participants were holding placards and banners inscribed with anti-US slogans. Munawar Hassan said that America wanted to take revenge of its defeat in Afghanistan. He demanded of the government to stop NATO supplies from Pakistan. He pointed out that India was hatching conspiracies against Pakistan by sending the suicide bombers to destabilise the country but 180 million people of the country were ready to defeat India. He criticised the government for not following the unanimous resolution of the Parliament on national security and American drones attack, saying that despite resolution of the Parliament the US drones attack were continued in the country. He revealed that there were 20,000 to 25,000 CIA contractors in Pakistan like Raymond Davis and criticised the government for releasing the killer of two Pakistanis. Munawar said that US-led war on terror was not the war of Pakistan, saying that this was the US war to occupy the resources of the region. Criticising the US interference in the internal affairs of the country, he urged the government to immediately disassociate from the US-led war on terror, saying, We (Jamaat-e-Islami), Taliban, Jihadi forces and the Parliament are on same page over the Pakistans role in US-led war on terror. However he added that there were differences of strategy over the government involvement in war on terror as JI believed in peaceful struggle to bring out the country from war on terror. The JI chief demanded of the government and military to revise foreign policy of the country. He called for an end to corruption, unemployment and terrorism in the country, adding that the strike was observed across the country as the government had failed to control the prolonged power outages. He said that Islamic Revolution is the only solution to the external and domestic issues of Pakistan. The JI leaders condemned US drone strikes, saying that unmasking US intentions was their religious responsibility. JI Sindh Ameer Asadullah Bhutto, JI Sindh Naib Ameer Dr Meraj ul Huda Siddiqui and JI Karachi Chief Mohammad Hussain Mehanti also addressed the sit-in protest. The delegations of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) led by Shah Owais Noorani and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa led by Engineer Naveed also attended the JI sit-in protest. The JI leaders also presented a resolution, demanding Rs 12,000 as minimum wages, restoration of sacked KESC employees, restoration of supremacy of law and elimination of corruption.

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