PESHAWAR, March 20: Jamaat-i-Islami has warned to lay siege to the US embassy and its consulates in the country if drone attacks are not stopped in tribal areas.
Speaking to party workers here, JI provincial amir Senator Prof Ibrahim said that instead of verbal protests the government should take practical steps to stop the US aggression.
According to a JI press release, he suggested that Pakistan should block supply of war machines and other goods to the Nato forces in Afghanistan. He said that besides this the government should also withdraw from the US-led alliance in the war on terror.
“The US will never stop drone attacks by summoning of its ambassador to the foreign office,” Mr Ibrahim said and added that Islamabad should sever its diplomatic relations with Washington.
He said that the armed forces should give a tit-for-tat response to the US drone attack on the North Waziristan tribal jirga.
He alleged that Pakistan had become a hideout of the US agents because of wrong policies of the government. He said that peace could not be restored in the region unless the US and Nato forces left Afghanistan.
According to a handout, information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said on Saturday that the US drone attacks were against the sovereignty of Pakistan. Condemning the recent missile attack on a jirga, he said that killing of innocent people would increase hatred against America.
He said that the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan should remove mistrust against each other and focus on eradication of militancy.