Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said it was for the first time in the country’s history, that the Foreign Ministry had strongly protested over the US double standards in her dealings with Pakistan. He was talking to the media outside the parliament house on Friday.
Sirajul Haq said that Islamabad’s Foreign Policy had never been independent and sovereign and had always watched the US interests. Pakistan, he said, had suffered tremendously in the US war on terror. “We have lost thousands of our troops and civilians and the country’s economy has suffered losses more than 100 billion dollars. Despite that, the US has always shown distrust in Islamabad and had been trying to humiliate us,” , he added. He said, it was high time that the US was told point blank that “if our interests were harmed, nothing good should be expected from us ether.”
Sirajul Haq impressed upon the government to refrain from selling out the country’s honour and sovereignty to the US who had always deceived Pakistan. “We don’t want a war with the US but at the same time cannot surrender our independence and sovereignty”, he declared.
The JI chief stressed that the strategy of protecting the US interests should be given up. He said that a comprehensive debate should be held in the parliament on the foreign policy and it should be reframed in accordance with the nation’s aspirations.
Sirajul Haq said,’ The US herself has admitted that her friendship as also her enmity were not good”. “We want relations with the US on equal footing” he said. However, he said the US was dreaming of India’s hegemony in the region but declared that this would not come true.
He stressed upon the government to strongly oppose NSG membership for India and make it clear to Washington that if the US did not give up India’s support, the balance of power in the region would be disturbed and it would suffer from chaos and anarchy.
Sirajul Haq said that India’s aggressive designs were no secret. India had not recognized this country till now. India had attacked Pakistan several times. India was occupying Kashmir by force for that last six decades and was shedding the blood of Kashmiris.
The JI chief said that Pakistan at present did not have a Prime Minister or a Foreign Minister. The boat of the country was in troubled waters and without an oarsman, he remarked.