Pakistan has right to maintain contact with Haqqani network: Qazi Hussain

Published: September 27, 2011
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GUJRANWALA: Former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed said it is Pakistan’s right to remain in contact with the Haqqani network for negotiations, Express 24/7 reported on Tuesday.

He made this statement while addressing the media in Gujranwala.

The former JI chief said the entire nation will support the government if it opposes the recent allegations leveled against Pakistan by the United States.

Qazi Hussain Ahmed said the United States leveled charges against Pakistan to hide its own defeat in Afghanistan.

“If the government stands firm under the current circumstances then the people will back it.”

“US should stop blaming Pakistan for its own failures in curbing terror,” he said.

He said Jamaat-e-Islami will attend the All Parties Conference on September 29 and will present its stance.

Qazi Hussain said elected members of the nation should present the true picture of the regional crisis before the world.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has announced September 29 as the date for an all-parties conference on the national security situation, which has been called in the wake of serious US allegations against Pakistan.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • A.Khan
    Sep 27, 2011 - 1:00PM

    Very nice statement. If US does not has the ability to negotiate with entities then it cant simply snatch this right from Pakistan. US should rather learn this technique from Pakistan.

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  • EMP_Pulse
    Sep 27, 2011 - 4:01PM

    The article is comical. The US is not accusing Pakistan of just contacts. It is accusing Pakistan of active support and sanctuary to the Haqqani faction.

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  • Yasser
    Sep 29, 2011 - 12:23AM

    The water is flowing down stream from United States towards Pakistan and US is blaming Pakistan is making the water dirty for them. Mullen is going to retire in coming month and by accusing Pakistan, he tried his best for an honorable exit. Unfortunately the ball bounced back at their own faces which they are hiding now.

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  • Pundit
    Sep 29, 2011 - 10:17AM

    Of course: ormer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed said it is Pakistan’s right to remain in contact with the Haqqani network for negotiations

    What it does not have is the right to also accept US aid ( na mere 20 Bn over last 10 years) and yet be in “contact” with the Haqqani Group.

    The righjt will be further weakened once US declares the Haqqani Group as a Terrorist Organisation.

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  • mfhussain
    Sep 29, 2011 - 5:24PM

    another pearl of wisdom from the leader of the organization that is busy destroying Pakistan

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  • Doctor
    Oct 13, 2011 - 6:39PM

    The US isn’t saying Pakistan can’t talk to terrorists, it’s saying Pakistan must stop supporting and harboring terrorists. There is a huge difference. All those who want to just blame Pakistan’s problems on the US need to wake up. When the US leaves in 2014, things will get even worse in Pakistan. No aid, no trade, no hope.

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