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SWABI, March 23: Jamaat-i-Islami amir Syed Munawar Hassan has said that failure of the two major parties to reach a consensus on caretaker prime minister shows the incompetence of their leadership. He asked people to reject ‘US agents’ in coming election.

Mr Hassan was speaking at the two-day congregation of Jamiat Ishaat Touheed wa Sunnah (JITS) at Panjpir here on Saturday. Besides, Maulana Tayab Panjpeeri, chief of the JITS, the gathering was attended by its followers from all parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, tribal belt and Punjab.

Earlier, the chiefs of the two religious parties held a meeting at Panjpir madrassa and discussed issues of mutual interests. The JITS has not participated in general election in past, but its leaders enjoys significant political and religious standing among masses.

Speaking at the congregation, the two leaders declared that they had been striving for the establishment of true Islamic system in the country. They said that other systems had failed in Pakistan and there was no need of more practices.

“We should get rid of the Americans’ influence and their unjust continued meddling in Pakistan’s internal affairs, which is aimed at weakening our country through different tactics. The rulers should understand the US policies,” said the JI chief.

He said that the coming general election was an important opportunity for the nation to reject ‘American agents’ and vote for those who wanted to strengthen Pakistan and pull it out of the prevailing crises.

Maulana Tayyab said that they fully supported Afghan Taliban, who would be able to establish government in the war-ravaged Afghanistan soon after the American withdrawal.

He said that it was the heroic struggle of Afghan Taliban that compelled the US forces to flee from Afghanistan.

“Afghanistan has remained a graveyard of invaders. The Great Britain, former Soviet Union and now the sole superpower and its western allies tasted an ignominious defeat on Afghan soil. If they stay more they would suffer more,” he said.

JI central deputy amir Sirajul Haq, provincial amir Prof Ibrahim and local leaders were also present on the occasion.