Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that a foreign policy aiming at the protection of US interests and priorities could not safeguard the country’s independence and sovereignty. Addressing at Mansoora mosque, he said that the presence of US and NATO forces in the region was the root cause of all problems here and peace could not be restored as long as these forces remained in the area. He said that the US announcement to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by 2014 was only to mislead the world.
The JI chief appreciated the Turkish Conference resolve to restore peace in Afghanistan through an end to terrorism and arms cleansing. However, he said that peace could not return to Afghanistan without the exit of US and NATO troops. He said, US and NATO forces had turned reduced Afghanistan cities and towns into debris and killed millions of innocent people. In spite of that, it was facing tough resistance and it did not know how to get out of that country and it was pressurizing Islamabad for an honorable exist.
The JI chief said that the rulers were offering different explanations for granting Most Favoured Nation status to India to deceive the masses but this was sprinkling salt on the wounds of the Kashmiris who had been struggling for freedom for three decades.
He said, the drama of trade with India had been staged to provide India a permit to enter Afghanistan under the US pressure because Washington wanted to establish India’s supremacy in the region to cut down China’s increasing role and popularity.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that according to a government spokesman, Pakistani citizens have around 5 billion dollars in the Swiss banks. He said all this was ill gotten wealth and must be brought back to stabilize the country’s economy.
He underscored the need for complete unity and harmony among patriotic political and religious forces in the country to counter US conspiracies.