ISLAMABAD: Through an adjournment motion in the National Assembly, Jamaat-i-Islami’s Prof Ghafoor Ahmad today [June 8] expressed grave concern over Nawab Bugti’s recent remarks in Quetta, that some sort of loose confederation of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Iran and some other countries … would be worthwhile. JUI’s Maulana Abdul Hakeem tried to raise a discussion on “some secret proposals discussed at Rabwah …” about the future and integrity of Pakistan as part of some international conspiracy which also involved Tel Aviv. However, the adjournment motion … was ruled out of order. …

Speaking on the admissibility of his motion … Prof Ghafoor Ahmad said the Baluchistan Governor’s statement, reiterating his earlier views supporting the idea of such a confederation, was against the integrity … of Pakistan. … The Speaker, Chaudhry Fazal Elahi, reading out from Dawn, said the Baluchistan Governor had talked of some sort of loose confederation on the pattern of UAR, Libya and Syria and had pointed out that Pakistan is still in a state of confrontation with India. There was nothing in the statement which could affect the integrity … of Pakistan, he added.

Published in Dawn, June 9th, 2023

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