UK-based Islamic political party asks Pak to sever links with US, West

October 18th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI  

London , Oct 18 (ANI): Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a political movement for the re-establishment of Khilafat, banned in Pakistan but politically very active in Britain , has asked Islamabad to sever all its relations with the US and Britain , and also stop supporting Washington s war against the people of Afghanistan and Pakistanis living in the tribal belt.

Its spokesmen said that the west and the US wanted to destroy Pakistan .

They said the US at the moment was not in a position to retaliate considering its current economic woes and its involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and its saber rattling against Iran .

Because it is the only Muslim country with nuclear capability and it also has the potential to become an economic powerhouse capable of leading the Muslim Ummah to greater glories, the Dawn quoted its three spokesmen, a Pakistani and two Britons of Pakistani origin, said in unison.

Severely criticizing the present civilian and military leadership in Pakistan, they said that President Asif Ali Zardari and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kiyani were acting like cowards, and that they were betraying the countrys national interests simply to win the approval of the US.

The HuT proposed a five-point action plan to meet what they called the looming challenges facing Pakistan . The five suggestions are: Completely severe diplomatic ties with US and Britain ; 2. Withdrawing all types of military assistance to the American crusaders; 3. Unifying Afghanistan and Pakistan into a single entity; 4. Deploy nuclear weapons all over Pakistan; and 5. Extending all forms of cooperation to the Kashmiri Muslims.

These, they said, were just some of the measures. There are many bothers that cannot be mentioned until we meet in private, said the spokespersons.

They added: Do not fear political isolation or be afraid of your inability to muster international support. Politics is not your (the present civilian and military leadership?) occupation; leave this to HuT. We will rally the Arab world and move the Central Asian states and other Muslim countries to support you. (ANI)

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