The Jamaat-e-Islami chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the Pakistanis were not US slaves and they could not be cowed down by US bullying.
The Pakistani rulers might be afraid of the US but the 180 million people of this country have no such fear, he declared while addressing the Ittehadul Millat Conference under the aegis of the Milli Sharee Majlis, at a local hotel on Saturday.
Presided over by Maulana Khan Muhammad Qadri, the conference was also addressed by the Jamat ud Dawa chief, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Markazi Jamait e Ahle Hadith leader Senator Sajid Mir, Maulana Abdul Malik, Maulana Amir Hamza, Maulana Abdur Rauf Farooqi, Hafiz Kazim Naqvi, Maulana Amjad Khan and others.
Syed Munawar Hasan said, the nation stood fully united against the US threats and would no spare any sacrifice for the country’s independence and sovereignty. He said the miscreants were trying to create dissention in the nation only to serve their mean ends but all such attempts would fail.
The JI chief said that the rulers claimed that the US could not do without Pakistan, but they never said that they too could do without the US. That was why Washington had come down to issue threats to this nation.
He said that time had vindicated the JI stance that the war on terror was not our war and the nuclear Pakistan was the actual US target. He said Pakistan had suffered heavily during the last ten years due to the US war but instead of acknowledging Pakistan’s role, Washington was hurling threats to this country.
However, he was sure that having met a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan, the US would not dare to attack Pakistan.
He said the situation had gone much ahead of resolutions. He said the nation had repeatedly called for pulling out the US so called war on terror but despite having lost 35,000 lives and incurring financial losses worth billions, the rulers were keen on sacrificing national interests at the altar of US. However, he said, the nation would not permit that. (SANA)