SIC to stage nationwide protest on Friday against JI chief’s remarks

PoliticsSIC to stage nationwide protest on Friday against JI chief's remarks

LAHORE: The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) has announced to stage nationwide protest on Friday against Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) ameer Syed Munawar Hassan’s statement calling Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud a martyr, which the council described as an act of treason.

In a statement issued last week, the JI chief Syed Munawar Hassan declared the killing of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in US missile strike as ‘martyrdom’, stating that Pakistan army soldiers who have rendered sacrifices in the ongoing fight could not be called ‘martyrs’ for their cooperation with the US.

   

The statement drew strong ire of the army which asked him to tender unconditional apology. The ISPR condemned the remarks as ‘irresponsible’ and ‘misleading’, saying that declaring the dead terrorists as shaheeds is insult of the shahadat of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of Pakistan’s armed forces.

Moreover, various political parties including the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP) condemned the JI’s remarks urging him to take his words back.

 

Must read

Recent News

Speakers demand informed policy endeavours to facilitate elderly population of Pakistan

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The HelpAge International has organized stakeholder dialogue on World Health Day to mull over suggestions to improve and guide policy endeavours to...

Interbank Dollar Rate Today in Pakistan – 24 April 2024

0
Interbank Exchange Rates in Pakistan The Interbank Closing Exchange Rate in Pakistan has been issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for April 24,...

Ambassador Suljuk Mustansar Tarar visits Netherlands’ DRU Industrial Park to explore avenues for cooperation

0
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Suljuk Mustansar Tarar on Wednesday visited the DRU Industrial Park in Ulft town and had a productive meeting with...

IPC delegation meets Law Minister

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A delegation from the International Parliamentarians Congress (IPC) met with the Federal Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar in Islamabad...

PM Shahbaz leaves for day-long visit to Karachi

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday left for Karachi to embark on his first visit to the metropolis after assuming the Office...
Advertisement