Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam activists demand the end of Pakistani military operations in Wana and condemn the killing of Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin. Note: Some people prefer guns to umbrellas in establishing peace. (Reuters)
The MMA, a Pakistani religous alliance that holds sway in the northwest border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan calls for an end to Pakistan’s terrorist hunt in Afghanistan.
RAWALPINDI: Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal here on Tuesday called for winding up the Wana operation, which it alleged, was launched at behest of the US. In an emergency meeting of the MMA district leaders, which was presided over by the vice-president, Muhammad Abbas Butt, a resolution was adopted.
The resolution said “daily blood is being spilled out of the innocent people and of those, who sacrificed every thing for Afghan Jihad.” The resolution said now America wanted that those, who loved Jihad should be eliminated.
The country’s rulers are following the US agenda and Wana operation is a conspiracy in the name of national security and defence, the resolution said, adding that the operation must be wound up immediately.
Meanwhile, the meeting urged the MMA top leadership to observe protest day with full force on March 26 against the operation. The meeting reviewed the arrangements being made in connection with the protest in Rawalpindi.
A press release issued by Jamaat-i-Islami stated that the central leaders of MMA would lead the protest day processions on Friday after Jumma congregations in the twin cities.
The MMA is the group whose leader said, “Taliban and al-Qaida members are our brothers.”