DERA GHAZI KHAN: Amir Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hasan claims that the incumbent government would get an ‘extension’ of one year thanks to United States’ since it was in ‘favour’ of the government.
Addressing a rally in Dera Ghazi Khan on Tuesday, the fiery JI leader said that he had his doubts about future elections, “I do not see elections being held in the future, instead a one year extension would be provided to the current government as it not only ‘follows’ US orders but ‘obeys’ their commands,” referring to the parliament’s recent decision to let NATO supplies resume. He claimed that the entire parliament has proved to be just a “rubber stamp.”
He added that if elections were postponed or rigged, his party would revolt against the government and stir up a revolution in the country, adding that elections were a source of partial change towards complete Islamic revolution.
Hasan said that nobody could become ‘noble’ due to a lineage linked to saints, in a thinly veiled jibe at Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
“They assume that they have been forgiven because they are progeny of holy saints.”
Commenting on the law and order situation in the country, he said that lawlessness was abundant in Pakistan and appealed to the people to join and support JI in its struggle for an Islamic revolution in Pakistan.
“Absolute Islamic revolution in Pakistan can only be brought about by JI with complete implementation of Shariah.”
The amir added that it did not make a difference if one had a long beard, considered a symbol of faith in Islam, because now it was more about slavery to the US or not.
Hasan warned the government that the JI and the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) would do what it can to stop the restoration of Nato supply and also would be the real resistance against the efforts to make secular image of the country.
Hasan said that the solution to the country’s crisis was by curtailing US’ intervention in the country’s affairs.
“We will organise a country wide protest on April 20 against US’ intervention and the reinstatement of NATO supplies.”
Further commenting on the war in Afghanistan, Hasan claimed that its people had defeated Britain, Russia in the past and now it had defeated America.
“Nobody can conquer the land of the Afghan Mujahideen, who are the holiest fighters in the world.”
Paying tribute to slain al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, he said that he was never a terrorist but a symbol of Islamic resistance against “Imperialism of the biggest satans” of the world. He added that US should not have killed bin Laden since it had resulted in creating millions of bin Ladens, people who believed in his ideology of jihad against the US.