MARDAN: Jamaat-i-Islami emir Sirajul Haq has asked the government to recognise the Taliban government in Afghanistan.

He said the government should also call an OIC meeting, where all the Muslim countries should jointly announce recognition of Taliban as the legitimate rulers of Afghanistan.

The JI chief was talking to mediapersons after attending a religious ceremony in Jamia Miftahul Uloom in Shergar area here on Sunday.

Mr Haq said the US and its Nato allies had ruined the future of coming generations in Afghanistan.

He said Washington should apologise to the people of Afghanistan for committing ‘war crimes’ and imposing an illegal war over them.

“The Taliban have given courage to the entire Muslim Ummah by their 20-year-long struggle for freedom and sovereignty of their country,” he claimed.

Mr Haq said passage of a resolution in the US Senate against Pakistan despite its numerous sacrifices was the result of the failed foreign policy of the government.

The JI emir accused the PTI, PPP and PML-N of plundering the exchequer.

He said skyrocketing prices of food items and increase in rates of petroleum products had made lives miserable for people.

He alleged that Imran Khan-led government had made anti-Islam legislation to please his western masters. He urged the people to support the JI to foil the government’s designs.

He said the JI would gather unemployed people in Islamabad on Oct 31 to demand 10 million jobs from the government.

He claimed that it was the Jamaat that could bring Islamic revolution in the country.

The former senator said other political parties had no clear manifestos, and their leaders were only struggling for their own vested interests.

Published in Dawn, October 4th, 2021

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