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Noorani lashes out at Altaf for denouncing Pakistan’s creation
KARACHI: Maulana Shah Ahmed Noorani, chief of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP), on Monday vehemently denounced the branding of creation of Pakistan as a blunder by the "Lawrence of Pakistan, who has sought help from India while sitting pretty in London".
The head of Milli Yekjehti Council further called all those sitting in London and seeking help from India as traitors and deserved to be deprived of their passports and nationality. He said that if General Musharraf did not contain such elements then the bloodline of Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq would continue to propagate.
"One million Muslims of the subcontinent drew the boundary of Pakistan with their blood. Anyone who is holding Pakistan in the wrong does not deserve to live in Pakistan," Maulana Noorani told reporters in his office.
He apprised that he had patted General Musharraf for protecting the blasphemy laws and including all Islamic sections of the constitution in the provisional constitutional order. He appreciated General Musharraf's clarification defining the fine line between Jihad and terrorism to the West. "His policy on Kashmir is the reflection of Pakistanis' wishes. None other than Kashmir should be the agenda of talks with India," he asserted.
Replying to queries on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) versus seminaries, Maulana Noorani subscribed a straight course of action seeking no injustice with any particular NGO. He also sought penalisation for those NGOs, which had burnt effigies of nuclear scientists of Pakistan while sparing Vajpayee's effigy.
Maulana Noorani favoured constitution of a committee headed by a Supreme Court judge to arrive at a conclusion as to which of the NGOs were enjoying blessings of Jews and Christians. "It should also look for those NGOs, whose representatives present sweets to Indian army men on Indian soil and curse the partition of the subcontinent. Such NGOs ridicule the boundaries and for such breach in patriotism they deserve stern actions."
Noorani also demanded of the government that Ahmadis in Pakistan Army should be expelled as the army always found itself well within the ambit of the country's ideology. "Qadianis oppose Jihad and for that very reason they do not deserve to have any place in the ideological army of Pakistan. Their employment with the army is to facilitate both Americans and Jews."
Maulana Noorani said the JUP, like any other politico-religious party in the country, wanted proportionate representation in the electoral process so that the political parties could get votes and not the landlords.
He also asked the government to show an immediate goodwill gesture by aiding Iraqi people with medicines and foods. "We deplore the discriminatory policies adopted by the UN under sheer American influence, which have been causing genocide of countless Iraqi children, women and elders," he added.