MALAKAND - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan has said that his party would not allow restoration of Nato supplies, as innocent people are being killed in the ‘so-called’ war on terror led by the US.

Addressing ‘Jalsa-e-Inqelab’ organised by the party here at Zafar Park Batkhela Malakand, he said that JI rejected proposals of the parliamentary committee on national security regarding the new terms of engagement with the United States. “The government and the security forces must announce stopping the military operations in Fata and sending the forces back to the barracks,” he maintained.

The JI chief said that the conspiracy to allow the supplies for Nato forces in Afghanistan through Pakistan would be opposed at all costs. He said his party would stage a protest outside the Parliament House in Islamabad against the decision on March 27 this. “We will block all the important roads to stop supplies to the Afghanistan-based Nato forces,” he threatened. The US is not ready to tender an apology to Pakistan for killing our 24 innocent soldiers and our rulers are eager to reopen the Nato supply lines,” he criticised.

The JI leader also flayed the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif, accusing him of having double standards with regard to his party’s policy towards the incumbent government. The JI leader asked the military establishment to stop the practice of toeing the US lines. He alleged that the coalition partner of the PPP in Sindh, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was run with the money generated through extortion.

He urged the JI workers to start preparations for the upcoming general elections in the country. The JI leader was flanked by the party leaders, including Sahibzada Fasihullah, Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali, Syed Bakhtiar Mani, Bakht Jehan, Prof Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, JI deputy chief Sirajul Haq , Shah raz Khan , Muhammad Raziq Jan advocate and the spokesman for the Sikh community Soran Sigh, who presented a sword to Syed Munawar Hassan on the occasion. Other JI leaders also addressed the gathering.