JUI-F blames ‘ISI within ISI’ for kidnappings, killings

Published May 20, 2014
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. – File Photo
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) on Tuesday alleged that there is an “Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) within the ISI” which is involved in kidnapping and killings of innocent people across Pakistan.

Commenting on a motion in the Senate regarding ongoing political situation in the country, JUI-F Senator Hafiz Hamdullah said the ISI was behind the incidents of missing persons and mass graves in Balochistan.

Former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf had said that there were some people within the ISI ranks who were not under the control of its chief while former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry also said in his verdicts that the ISI was involved in the cases of missing persons, the JUI-F senator said.

“It was not decide since the independence (of Pakistan) that who will rule the country … either it will be the Parliament or those institutions whose employees get pays from the taxes of the nation,” he said.

Hamdullah said it was an alarming situation that the violators of Constitution were being considered as faithful and those who introduced the Constitution of 1973 were being considered as traitor in the country.

He also criticised the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) which was protesting against the alleged rigging in the May 11 elections.

“Imran Khan is dangling between the Parliament and the establishment,” he added.

The JUI-F senator said that the survival of Pakistan was only in prevalence of justice and supremacy of Parliament, adding that the JUI-F will only support democracy in the country.

He said the government should come forward to deal with the ongoing tussle between different media houses while the government should also introduce code of conduct for the media organisations by taking all stakeholders on board.

Later, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Chaudhary Jafar Iqbal said the PTI was trying to create confusion regarding the government through its rigging allegations.

“Pakistan could get weaken economically if anyone tries to destabilise the country politically,” he added.

Later, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar said the government should implement the decision of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Supreme Court regarding appointment of director general military lands and cantonment areas.

Commenting on a calling attention notice, the PPP senator said it was a cadre post while a non-cadre officer was heading the department instead.

During the question hour in the upper house, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj aziz, in a written reply, said that 53 countries deported 91,164 Pakistanis since January 2012.

It was said that Greece, Iran, Malaysia, Oman, Saudia Arabia, UAE, Turkey and UK were among those countries which deported thousands of Pakistani nationals due to illegal entry and overstay.

Opinion

A state of chaos

A state of chaos

The establishment’s increasingly intrusive role has further diminished the credibility of the political dispensation.

Editorial

Bulldozed bill
Updated 22 May, 2024

Bulldozed bill

Where once the party was championing the people and their voices, it is now devising new means to silence them.
Out of the abyss
22 May, 2024

Out of the abyss

ENFORCED disappearances remain a persistent blight on fundamental human rights in the country. Recent exchanges...
Holding Israel accountable
22 May, 2024

Holding Israel accountable

ALTHOUGH the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor wants arrest warrants to be issued for Israel’s prime...
Iranian tragedy
Updated 21 May, 2024

Iranian tragedy

Due to Iran’s regional and geopolitical influence, the world will be watching the power transition carefully.
Circular debt woes
21 May, 2024

Circular debt woes

THE alleged corruption and ineptitude of the country’s power bureaucracy is proving very costly. New official data...
Reproductive health
21 May, 2024

Reproductive health

IT is naïve to imagine that reproductive healthcare counts in Pakistan, where women from low-income groups and ...