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US statement on drones a challenge for new rulers: Munawar

US statement on drones a challenge for new rulers: Munawar

LAHORE, (SANA): Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that Washington’s statement to continue drone attacks was a challenge for the newly elected rulers.

In a statement here on Sunday, he said that the protection of the life of the citizens was the foremost responsibility of the rulers whereas the killing of innocent tribal people in the name of Al Qaida and Taliban only proved the helplessness of the Pakistan government and the armed forces.

Syed Munawar Hasan said, the US had been continuously targeting the tribal areas and the drone attacks were making a mockery of Pakistan’s independence and sovereignty.

He said, if the newly elected rulers also continued a cowardly policy on this score like Musharraf and Zardari, their popularity would soon change into hatred. Therefore, the new government would have to dissociate itself from the US war and disallow the drone attacks.

The JI Ameer impressed upon Mian Nawaz Sharif to pick up courage on the basis of his public mandate and adopt a bold stance in accordance with the nation’s aspirations making it clear to the US that any more drone attacks would not be tolerated.

He said, the newly elected rulers would have to get out of the US pressure for safeguarding the country’s solidarity and integrity and to restore its image in the comity of the nations.

He said, as the nation had expressed it confidence in Min Nawaz Sharif, he too should throw off the yoke of US slavery and refuse to side with the US and NATO. He said the violation of Pakistan’s territorial frontiers by the drones was against international law. The US, he said, had was actually at war with Islam and the Muslims as it was bracketing the Muslims with terrorism and subversion.
The JI Ameer further said that peace and stability was essential for national development and progress, and added that as long as terrorist events and US aggression continued, the country could not progress.

Syed Munawar Hasan also stressed upon the security institutions and agencies to give up their game in order to overcome target killings and lawlessness in Karachi. The MQM, he said, was holding the port city a hostage and had seized control of the port city, the economic hub of the country through coercion and rigging, as had shattered all dreams of the country’s development and stability.

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