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JI wants govt to quit US alliance

September 20, 2017

LAHORE :Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch has suggested that Pakistan should quit being US ally and abandon its non-NATO ally status on its own, warning that ISIS or Daish was a US agent and front man tasked with increasing activities in the region to destabilise Pakistan.

Addressing a workers meeting at Mansoora Tuesday, he said ISIS activities in the country should be a matter of deep concern for the authorities. He said the US had never been Pakistan’s friend in the past nor it would ever be. The US was a slave of its own interests and used its allies as to serve its interests on different pretexts. He said US President Trump’s Afghanistan policy reflected its colonial objectives.

He appreciated Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s efforts to highlight Kashmir issue, the losses caused by terrorism in the country and also the issue of the use of Afghanistan territory for terrorism in this country.

Liaqat Baloch urged the religious parties to unite on a national line of action before the next general elections as the colonial powers were increasing their power and influence in the country.

He said those claiming to be champions of secularism and liberalism were already a failure and the religious parties would have to bring about a qualitative change in the national politics. meeting: Pakistan Awami Tehrik Inqilab (PATI) chairman Prof Aftab Lodhi and Jamaat Islami information secretary Amirul Azeem have demanded of the government to call a meeting of UN Security Council to discuss rescue of Rohingiya Muslims from genocide at the hands of Myanmar army and Buddhist terrorists. 

Both the leaders were addressing workers at the PATI secretariat where Amirul Azeem called on Prof Aftab Lodhi to discuss matters of mutual interests on Tuesday. Strongly reacting to the reports of gruesome annihilation of Rohingiya Muslims, they said Islamabad should play a clear and positive role for realisation of fundamental rights of Muslims in Kashmir and Myanmar.

They warned that Kashmir had become a nuclear flashpoint and could trigger a nuclear war in the region. They noted that Indian army atrocities against Kashmiri men, women and children also needed world media attention like the recent focus being given to Rohingiya Muslims’ killings by Myanmar Buddhists and army.