LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan has said that besides the ruling party, some friendly countries have stepped in to save Pervez Musharrafs skin and his current journey to the Saudi Arabia could end up in another deal. In a Press statement issued here on Wednesday, he said it was most shameful that decision on important national issues were being taken abroad. Munawar urged the masses to join the JIs rallies on September 4 to register protest against hike in POL prices. He said the PPP government was getting a free hand from a friendly opposition. He said some retired officials of secret agencies were brought in to raise dust and divert public attention from important issues. These ex-officials were indulging in mud slinging on important national leaders on some old issues. He said the friendly opposition has been silent on important issues such as Musharrafs trial, sugar crisis, building of a US colony in Islamabad and the raise in POL and electricity rates. The hoarders enjoyed full government protection due to which the prices of essential items were sky high and the people were resorting to suicides. The sugar mafia had plundered billons of rupees during a short period.