QUETTA - A large number of activists of the Tanzeem-i-Islami (TI) staged a demonstration outside the Press Club on Sunday, protesting against the possible military operation in Northern Waziristan following life attempt on Malala Yousafzai in Swat. The protesting members of the TI were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-government and anti-US slogans.

Addressing the protesters, the speakers said that they condemned the attack on Mala Yousafzai and termed it as an inhuman act. They said Islam did not allow killing of children and women even in a war. “Islam is such a religion that even does not allow the cutting of trees unjustifiably during the wars,” they said adding that attack on Malala Yousafzai was an anti-Islam act and executed as a part of well-thought conspiracy. “The drone attacks have left thousands of women dead in tribal areas who even cannot be shrouded and their dead bodies laid under open skies,” they added. They said that the hypocritical behaviour of the US had also obscured the character of Malala and her family’s pictures on facebook with Richard Hoolbroke and CIA agents created suspicions.

They maintained that a conspiracy was being hatched against Pakistan and Malala used as a tool for the accomplishment of the nefarious design against the country. They said that it was strange to note that Malala was attacked in Swat and operation drums were beating over North Waziristan. “The fact is that jihad has become triumphant in Afghanistan by the Grace of Allah the Almighty, whereas the US and Nato forces are on the verge of retreat.

The speakers also appealed to Pak Army to reject any demands of operation in North Waziristan as it would be attack on the integrity of the country. They asked Pak Army to detach itself from the so-called war on terror.