Lahore: Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan has appealed to the nation to observe Protest Day on Friday, December 2 to condemn the unprovoked NATO attacks on Pakistan’s military posts resulting in the martyrdom of 24 officers and soldiers. He has directed the JI leaders and workers and appealed to all religious parties to join the protest for the great national cause. In a press statement on Tuesday, he welcomed the Parliamentary Defense Committee’s decision to stop NATO supplies and evacuation of the Shamsi airbase, and the government decision to boycott the Bonn Conference to be held in June next. He impressed upon the rulers to stick to these decisions, get the other airbases vacated from the US/ NATO and permanently stop the NATO supplies because the country’s defense was not possible without these steps.
Syed Munawar Hasan, however stressed that the fate of these decisions should not be like that of the resolutions of the parliament and the APCs. He said that in order to ensure the implementation of these decisions, government would have to break the begging bowl, and the rulers would have to adopt austerity in their lives.
The JI chief said that the country’s independence and sovereignty and national honour had been badly undermined. Even in the past, the US drones had been intruding into Pakistan’s territory and innocent Pakistanis were made the target of missiles. This country had provided all the facilities to the US and NATO in its war on terror and acted as the front line state. Its economy had been ruined due to this war. However, in response to that, Washington’s attitude towards this country had always been insulting.
In fact, he said, the US was the natural ally of India and an enemy of Pakistan.
Therefore, it was high time to get rid of the US. He said unfortunately, the rulers in Islamabad had become crazy for dollars and whenever Washington gave any threat, he rulers became nervous. That was why all the decisions against US so far had not been implemented.
Syed Munawar Hasan however warned that the governments which did not respect their parliament or judiciary always lost respect in the world and were doomed to lose freedom. The parliament, he said, represented the masses and its decisions were termed as peoples decisions. Civilized societies respected these decisions, implemented these on their own and also made the world to respect these.