ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema -e-Islam (Fazl) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has strongly condemned the Egyptian Army for arresting President Morsi and killing citizens, saying that Egypt is being pushed towards civil war. In a press statement issued here on Saturday, Fazl said that Army intervention has not only derailed democracy but has also led to the arrest of elected President Morsi for petty charges, which is against all international norms of human rights and democratic ideals.

He also criticised the role of the US, saying that it did not even call the intervention as coup and still providing military and material support to the military. He said that due to the US policies, which promoted dictatorial regimes in Middle East and Pakistan in the past, extremism and radicalisation has increased manifold. He also observed that role of all human rights groups, specially the UN and OIC, is a matter of great concern for the people who believe in democracy and moderation. He said that the role of the US and Egyptian army will strengthen the hands of extremists around the world. He said that they will not only consume anti-democratic forces but will also consume moderate religion political parties.

He strongly condemned the killing of ordinary citizens and demanded immediate release of President Morsi.