LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) announced a countrywide protest on November 18 against the Federal Cabinet decision to accord Most Favoured Status (MFN) to India. JI chief Munawar Hasan asked people to participate in the protest in lieu of their sentiments. Rallies will be taken out Friday prayers and seminars will be held in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. In a press statement on Monday he said the government, after accepting US slavery, was now allowing India to be supreme over Pakistan.
He said the award was part of a plan to destroy the country’s industry in the name of trade. He said the government was planning to bury the two nation theory for a few rupees in their pockets.
Dialogue over air strikes: Separately, JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch said the government and military high command should review their strategy regarding the war on terror after the Air Chief’s statement in Dubai that air strikes in the tribal areas had only achieved ten percent success and any solution lies in dialogue. Baloch was reacting to Air Chief Rao Qamar Suleman’s statement.