Sunday, December 18

Fazal criticises US ambassador for his statement

The American ambassador should not interfere in the affairs of Pakistan because this is Pakistan, not America, and it has no right to cause bad situation in the region, said Chief Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (F) and the Opposition leader in the National Assembly Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, while talking to mediamen at the Jamia Madnia after the Executive Council meeting on Tuesday.
Fazal maintained that the masses did not like the presence of the foreign forces in the country, and demanded that they should immediately leave Pakistan. ?General Musharraf should make it clear that whether he is the Pakistani ruler or an American Viceroy of the US here,? he added.
Fazal said every dictator considered him inevitable for the country. ?The same is applicable to Musharraf. He is asserting himself by saying he will remain ruler till the Kalabagh Dam is completed. He has been a failure, and now wants to take support of the Dam. He is not competent to challenge for holding a discourse on the technical aspect,? he added, while accepting the fact that water reservoirs were a must for the country. ?But we want that if the said Dam is contentious, then it should not be initiated, especially when three provinces have shown reservations in this regard. If he decides to start the project, then the movement will not be a political one rather the provinces will fights for their rights,? he maintained.
While talking about the general elections in 2007, Fazal said they wanted that the constitutional stipulated time period kept in mind. ?We are in the process of a movement against the unconstitutional steps of the government, and the opposition are engaged in a dialogue. However, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal will work according to its policy,? he said.
While answering a question about the possibility of the alliance with Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, Fazal said there was a possibility of alliance with every political force. ?But it must be seen whether our ally agree with us on our basic stand,? he added.
In a reply to a question about the return of the exiled leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League (N), he said they should announce the date of their return. ?No one can stop them from coming to their own country. They should immediately take decision about their return," he maintained.
December 13, 2005

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