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Pak religious parties strongly condemn US Congress resolution on Balochistan

February 19, 2012 - Islamabad

Religious parties in Pakistan have strongly condemned the resolution tabled in the US Congress calling for the right to self determination to the people of Balochistan, terming it a blatant conspiracy to disintegrate Pakistan.

Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Syed Munawar Hasan said the US enmity against Pakistan's unity and integrity was no more a secret, and warned that Washington might use UN platform to separate Baluchistan in the manner it had done in the cases of East Taimor and South Sudan, The News reports.

Munawwar demanded the government review ties with Washington, sever its relations relation with America and expel its ambassador, pull back its support to the US terror war and devise an independent foreign policy and efforts for the formation of a Muslim bloc with the support of China, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey.

JI ameer said the US drones were violating Pakistan's airspace, adding that both the US and India were behind Balochistan insurgency and patronizing the separatist movement by distributing arms and funds among them.

Munawar Hasan said it was surprising that the US had never taken notice of state terrorism by Israel and India against Muslim minorities, comfortably ignoring the massacre of tens of thousands of innocent civilians and gross violations of basic human rights of which Washington called itself a champion.

Terming the US resolution a serious conspiracy to disintegrate the remaining Pakistan, the Defense of Pakistan Council (DPC) leaders condemned the Islamabad rulers for allowing such grave conspiracies against the very unity of Pakistan.

DPC chairman Maulana Samiul Haq, Hafiz Saeed, Maulana Ameer Hamza, Hafiz Abdul Ghaffar Rupari, Abdul Rauf Farooqi and others said the DPC had called an all parties conference in Quetta on February 27 to chalk out a joint strategy on the issue. They said nationalist parties were also being invited to the APC to reach a national consensus on the serious issue.


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