Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has endorsed reciprocal curbs imposed on US diplomats and said that Pakistan as a sovereign state desired relations with Washington on equal footing instead of at master-slave level. He was addressing a press conference at the provincial office of the JI at Quetta on Saturday.
Sirajul Haq said the JI wanted Pakistan’s ties with all the countries of the world on equal footing. He said that the US was a country on which Pakistan could never trust. The US, he said, had always deceived this country.
JI provincial chief Maulana Abdul Haq Hashmi, JUI’s Syed Mutiullah Agha, Wahdatul Muslimeen leader Allama Juma Asadi, JUP’s Maulana Abdul Quddus Sasooli and Majlis e Tahafuz Khatme Nubuwwat leader Maulan Anwarul Haq Haqqani, were also present.
Sirajul Haq said there were several weaknesses in the country’s foreign policy. In the beginning, there was no Foreign Minister for four long years. Later, Khwaja Asif was appointed Foreign Minister but he had been disqualified by the Supreme Court.
The JI chief condemned the recent incidents in Quetta including target killings. He said that billions of rupees were spent on security but peace could not be restored in the provincial capital.
Sirajul Haq said the primary objective of the MMA was to snatch country’s politics from feudal lords and capitalists and transfer it to the poor. He said the MMA pubic meeting at the Minar e Pakistan on Sunday would be historic gathering at which the future line of action of the religious alliance would be announced. He was confident that the MMA would inflict a clear defeat on the opposite parties in the elections.
The JI chief said that the conduct and the style of political of the parties ruling the country for the last two decades was before the masses. He said that none of the MMA leaders was wanted by NAB nor was any of them accused of corruption.
Sirajul Haq said that Balochistan was full of minerals but the people of the province were poor only because of the corruption of the rulers.