LAHORE – Refuting the allegations of taking money for organising anti Taliban rallies, leadership of Sunni Ittehad Council has vowed to adopt legal course if the US embassy failed to unveil those receiving dollars in the name of the organisation.

 SIC, an alliance of over two dozen parties affiliated with Barelvi school of thought, has also constituted a commission headed by Pir Muhammad Afzal Qadri for probing the allegations. The commission will submit its report within 48 hours.

SIC has also called a meeting of leadership of all the component parties in Lahore on January 15 (Sunday) to review the situation in the aftermath of the US embassy allegations and to devise future strategy.  SIC Chairman MNA Sahibzada Fazl Karim, Secretary General Haji Hanif Tayyab, Vice Chairman Afzal Qadri, Mazhar Saeed Kazmi and Sarwat Ijaz Qadri termed the allegations false, frivolous and aimed at defaming the organisation of religious parties.

They said that the SIC always raised voice both against the US and Taliban and believed that the latter were carrying out terrorist activities inside Pakistan on the directions and financial assistance from the former. 

They said SIC had always accused US and western powers as biggest enemies of Pakistan and Islam, and demanded changing country’s pro-US foreign policy. They said US was conspiring against the SIC parties after feeling threatened of the Sunni parties and their anti-US stance.  They vowed to continue pursuing the SIC policies with same spirit and strength.