LAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami Secretary General Liaquat Baloch has termed issuance of a Press release by ISPR against head of a political party (JI chief) as violation of the country’s Constitution.

Talking to media men after addressing a seminar at Mansoora on Tuesday, the JI Secretary General said that the Armed Forces and the ISPR had no right to serve notice to the head of a political party or to issue a Press release in presence of a political government. He said there were no two opinions in regard to the martyrdom of the military personal.

Baloch said the Pakistani nation stood united for an end to the drone attacks, however, the US stooges were trying to provide a legal cover to these attacks.

He said that the former military dictator Pervez Musharraf who surrendered to the US demands and interests on a single phone call and plunged the country into a war that as not our war, was responsible for the entire situation. .

He said that the political and religious parties had a right to criticise the JI, however, the nation was aware of their views about the Armed Forces and their institutions expressed from time to time.

He said that since the 9/11, the JI had consistently maintained that the US was at war with Islam and the Muslims, therefore, it was not lawful for any Muslim country to support the US war in any manner.

Liaquat Baloch said there was no difference of opinion regarding the martyrdom of the civilians and the military personnel or the security forces killed in drone attacks.

Baloch said that the JI was firm on its principled stance and would not yield to any pressure. The rulers, he said, had chosen a wrong path which had led to dreadful results for the nation. It was time that the policy makers reviewed their policies that had ruined the country and the nation, he said.

He said if the government stopped the NATO supplies and drone attacks, the whole scenario would change.

He said that the US would ultimately have to stop drone attacks and the government would have to stop NATO supplies as well.

To a question, he said the JI had not written any letter to the government or the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, Jamaat-i- Islami senior leader Dr. Farid Ahmed Paracha has contradicted the reports appearing in a section of the Press that the high level JI meeting held at Mansoora had termed Syed Munawar Hasan’s statement as his personal opinion and that the JI chief while clarifying his statement had offered to resign.

In a statement on Tuesday, he termed the reports as totally incorrect and concocted.

He clarified that the high level meeting never described Munuwar Hasan’s statement as his personal view nor had the JI Ameer made any offer to step down. On the other hand, the meeting unanimously supported Syed Munawar Hasan’s statement and it was taken as the unanimous stance.