PESHAWAR: The former Jamaat-e-Islami provincial minister, Hafiz Hashmat, accused the security forces and the political agent of Mohmand Agency of falsifying information regarding the suicide attempt on JI’s former chief, Qazi Hussain Ahmad’s life.
Staging a protest on Sher Shah Suri Road on Tuesday, he termed the attack as a ‘pre-planned conspiracy by foreign intelligence agencies’ to eliminate the JI leadership who actively campaign against the war in Afghanistan.
“The security forces and Mohmand Agency political agent are trying to portray a remote control bomb attack as a suicide attack,” Hashmat said. “The government is trying to prevent the JI from participating in the upcoming elections.” He told party activists that such ‘mean’ tactics cannot deter the party.
The JI is ready to tackle any untoward situation, he said. “In the past we have defeated the Soviet Union in Afghanistan and now because of our policies and struggle, the US is also on the run.”
The JI leaders also announced to stage a protest rally on Friday against Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip. The rally will be taken out from Masjid Mohabbat Khan after Friday prayers and end at Chowk Yadgar, where party leaders will address the participants.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2012.
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