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Speakers warn the two nations not to hurt Ummah’s sentiments


Asad Zia January 08, 2018
PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN / EXPRESS TRIBUNE

PESHAWAR: Speakers at Tahafuz-e-Baitul Muqadas Conference warned the United State and Israel not to hurt the feelings of the Ummah, reverse their decision on Jerusalem or risk facing dire consequences.

The conference, organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), was also attended by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and leaders of various political and religious parties.

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak appreciated the role of religious parties for organizing the huge gathering and highlighted the provincial government’s efforts for promoting Islam.

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The government, he said, had introduced Quran and its translation compulsory in schools in addition to fixing Rs10,000 salary for mosque clerics.

He also elaborated upon the government’s contribution in setting up solar power systems besides eliminating dowry and proscribing usury.

Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed criticised policies of US President Trump and said that he should revise all anti-Muslim policies.

“We do not need to sacrifice our lives, but we can kill enemies,” Rasheed said.

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Accusing the Sharif family of corruption, he said that he (Sharif) was a traitor and the country’s biggest enemy by virtue of his friendship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to JI’s provincial chief Prof Ibrahim, Ummah’s unity was very crucial against enemies of Islam.

Hafiz Saeed, who spoke to the audience via telephone, accused the federal government of barring him from attending the conference.

According to him, Pakistan’s enemies were eyeing its nuclear assets and the entire nation should forge unity to thwart the nefarious designs of enemies of Islam.

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The United States, he said, failed in Afghanistan despite having all the power at its disposal to respond against plots hatched by its enemies.

“This is an opportune moment to free Pakistan from the slavery of the US,” he said.

He praised the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for rendering sacrifices for the country and said that India would never succeed in its nefarious designs.

Chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) Maulana Samiul Haq said that the US could launch an attack on Pakistan and the people should be prepared in advance.

“We were invited by former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf before the US attack on Afghanistan (At that time) we had suggested to stay away from fights of other people and not to join (the attack) mounted by the US against Afghanistan,” he said.

Pakistani people, he said, still suffered in the wake of those wrong policies. He said that he had always suggested not to strike a friendship with the US and now when the US was demanding the country to repay $35 billion, everyone was criticising it.

He said US was stuck in a mire in Afghanistan and was destined to be defeated there. He said that all leaders who wanted to associate with the US should be hanged.

Samiul Haq said that he was against making Pakistan a secular and liberal country.

Urging the federal government to merge FATA into KP, he maintained that the US was against this merger because it wanted this region to remain a war zone.

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