Pak Islamic parties condemn UN sanctions on Iran


Islamabad : Six main Islamic parties of Pakistan strongly condemned Sunday the UN new sanction on Iran describing it as discriminatory.

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Leaders of six mainstream Islamic groups met in Lahore and announced support to Iran in the wake of adoption of a new UN Security Council’s resolution against the country. They said Iran has the right to take steps for its security.

“It is highly condemnable that the UN under US pressure slapped unjust sanctions on Iran,” Senator Sajid Mir, chief of Jamiat-e-Ahlihadith Party told a news conference after the leaders met to discuss proposals to make alliance.

Sajid Mir, flanked by leaders of major Islamic parties, said the meeting vowed support for Iran in the difficult time and rejected the UN sanctions as discriminatory.

He added the meeting observed that Iran has the right, like other countries, to take any measure for its defense and security.

Sajid Mir stated that the meeting was of the opinion that the UN has closed eyes on the nuclear program of Israel but was putting pressure on Iran and also on Pakistan as they are Islamic states.

Those who attended the meeting included: Jamaat-e-Islami Chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, chief of Jamait ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, Leader of Millat-e-Jafria Allama Sajid Ali Naqvi, Chief of Jamiat-e-Ahli-e-Hadith Sajid Mir, chief of Jamiat ulema-e-Pakistan (JUF) Abul Khair and some leaders from JUI-S party.

“We stand with Iran and we condemn the UNSC unilateral action against Iran. The UN is not taking action against Israel for it nuclear programme but the whole burden is placed on Iran and also on Pakistan,” Sajid Mir said.

The meeting also condemned Israel attack on Peace Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid for besieged Palestinians in Gaza and regretted that the majority of Islamic countries have not adopted tough stand against Israel.

The leaders urged Muslim rulers to play aggressive role against Israel.

Leaders of the Islamic parties have also asked the government to quit the US-led coalition and to stop support for its so-called war on terror.

They said the present government has continued policies of the former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf.

The leaders also discussed proposals to revive the six-part alliance the “Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal” or MMA which had won many parliamentary seats in the 2002 general elections and also formed government in the northwest Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province. The alliance collapsed in 2007.