LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami chief, senator Siraj-ul-Haq has called for immediate dissociation from the US as it has always made Pakistan a scapegoat and deceived the country in the hour of need.
In a message to the nation in response to the actions of the US against Pakistan, he said that the US wanted Pakistan to convert its defeat in Afghanistan to victory.
Allah has blessed this country with abundant resources and we do not need to beg from anyone, said Haq. He also said that those who take the US as a friend and are advocating for its slavery, have only brought disgrace to the country and the nation. The US has never stood by Pakistan and has always patronised India, he added.
Haq also said that during the wars of 1965 and 1971, the US left Pakistan alone and now is blaming Pakistan for its defeat in Afghanistan. He added that when Pakistan conducted its nuclear tests in response to India, the US imposed sanctions against the country.
The JI chief said that Pakistan has sacrificed more than seventy thousand men in the US war on terror besides incurring a financial loss of above 120 billion dollars, but the US never acknowledged it. As such, he said, Pakistan could not be a party of the US war anymore.
Haq said that the measures taken by Trump against the country would ultimately go against the US itself, and it would stand isolated. He said the international community has voted against the US decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital while making it clear that it can never support Washington’s wrong policies. The US stance on Palestine has also been rejected by the world at large, he added.
The JI chief said that Trump’s declaration has brought the entire Pakistani nation on one page, and complete national unity and harmony has emerged. He said that it was high time that the nation stood on its own feet and the rulers tried to compensate for the losses caused to the country because of their wrong policies by taking the path of ‘self-respect’ and ‘self-reliance’, following the teachings of Allama Iqbal.