|Monday, 16 July 2012 12:48|
KARACHI, July 15: The chief of Jamaat-i-Islami has said that "hidden" forces inside and outside Pakistan are bent on destabilising the country, but the nation has taken to the streets against them and those who have restored the Nato supply route.
Syed Munawar Hassan said this while speaking at a protest rally taken out to condemn the government"s decision to reopen the supply route.
The participants in the rally marched from Boulton Market to Keamari.
Speaking to the participants in the rally, the JI leader said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf should come out with a clear position as they had been claiming that they were against Nato supplies through the country and now as the supply route had been reopened, they should join the protest against it.He also warned the government to refrain from signing any agreement with the United States until the US agreed to stop the drone operation in the country.
Mr Hassan claimed that the country was mired in many problems while conspiracies were being hatched against its territorial integrity.
"However, the nation is prepared to fight against conspirators and enemies of the country," he said. "It is our moral and religious obligation to resist the decision of reinforcing the Nato with supplies for the massacre of innocent Muslims of Afghanistan."
Mr Hassan urged the government to disassociate itself from the so-called "war on terror" as the war, he claimed, was solely against the Muslims and Islam and it was only serving the interests of the United States.He vowed that his party would continue its struggle against the United States and that they would also struggle to get rid of the present "pro-US government".
He said: "The government has rejected 40 resolutions of parliament and also refused to accept orders of the apex court and such a government cannot be deemed a democratic government."
JI Sindh chief Asadullah Bhutto, JI Karachi chief Mohammed Hussain Mahenti, JI general secretary Naseem Siddiqui and others also spoke.