Sindh Assembly passes resolution against JI chief Hassan

Anyone who does not condemn Munawar Hussain's statement is not a true Pakistani: PPP's Sharmila Faruqi.


Web Desk November 11, 2013
Various political parties including PML-N, PPP and MQM presented the resolution in the Assembly. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly has passed a resolution against the controversial remarks made by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer Syed Munawar Hassan on Monday, Express News reported.

Various political parties including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) presented the resolution in the Assembly.

Hassan should take his statement back and apologise to the whole nation, the lawmakers said in the Assembly and they emphasised that a person who kills innocent people can never be called a martyr.

"Anyone who does not condemn this statement is not a true Pakistani," said PPP MPA Sharmila Faruqi in a statement to the media.

Hassan had called the slain Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah a ‘martyr.’

Moreover, in a recent TV programme the JI chief had reportedly said that if an American who died on the battlefield was not a martyr, then his backers were also not martyrs because they were chasing the same goal. This was implicitly directed towards the Pakistan Army.

COMMENTS (8)

Saeed | 8 years ago | Reply

JI comments are condemn-able. But remind me here, are these the same Sindhi politicians that have been involved in target killing in Karachi who have been calling their political gangsters as martyrs?

We are a crowd having short memory. Anybody can be a hero in a second. Tells a lot about the sorry state of this crowd!

AnisAqeel | 8 years ago | Reply

There is a dire need to implement treason charges on this man and JI be banned who is wearing sheep's clothes under the protection of religion. Where is that CJ who could bring suo motu to potato and tomato sellers but no action under blasphemy law that is clearly mocked upon while making shaheed to terrorists and defenders of nation as just backers of USA and murderers. 1. We need blasphemy charges against this openly supporter of terrorists. 2. We need treason charges and banning JI just as Bangladesh did. 3. A strong precautionary warning for the supporters indirectly or directly involved in degrading and killings of our jawans who are shaheed and shedding their blood for Pakistan.

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