MUZAFFARABAD - American and the NATO forces in the area would work for materialising their ulterior motives, and thus damage the solidarity of the country, said Ameer Jama’at-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed, while addressing Eid congregation at the Upper Adda University Ground (Old Campus).
Qazi showed his reservations about the working of American and the NATO forces in the quake-hit areas, and criticised these them. “They are not doing the relief work rather they will be actualising their agenda of prolonging their stay on the pretext that Al-Qaeda men are hiding in these mountains,” he said. According to Qazi these foreign agencies, which had joined the relief efforts, would concentrate on other things instead of helping quake victims.
He asked the gathering to depend upon Allah. “You should consider the calamity as the wrath of the Almighty Allah, and seek his forgiveness. You must bear the losses with equanimity,” he added. Qazi also stressed the need to be independent, and start living on their own. “You must start your own lives and should stop looking others’ support,” he added.
After remaining in the Eid ground for a while Qazi Hussain Ahmed visited the Camp Hospital set up by the Al-Khidmat Foundation and Jama’at Islami.
According to information section of JI, Naib Ameer JI MNA Liaquat Baloch spent his Eid day at Bagh, while Naib Ameer Senator Professor M. Ibrahim was at Rawlakot. Coordinator JI relief activities and former City Nazim Karachi Naimat Ullah Khan and Senior NWFP minister Siraj-ul-Haq at Balakot also accompanied with him during the visit. NWFP Chief Minister Akram Durrani also went to Balakot. They distributed Eid gifts among the victims.
MNA Samia Raheela Qazi, MNA Aisha Munawar and Begum Qazi Hussain Ahmed visited Muzaffarabad, while Secretary General Women wing JI Senator Dr. Kausar Firdous spent the Eid day at Bagh.
Prominent among the gathering were Chief Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan and Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik. Later, they also visited the quake-affected areas.(November 6, 2005)