Pak clerics criticise Mushaaraf for imposing emergency

November 14th, 2007 - 10:23 am ICT by admin  

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmad, in his sermon at Jamia Masjid, urged the people to struggle against lawlessness in the country.

It is every Muslim’s duty to struggle for the implementation of the Sharia in the country, said Ahmad, adding that Musharraf had imposed a martial law in the name of emergency.

He went on to say that Musharraf’s steps were against the supremacy of God and the Constitution.

Coming down heavily on the Musharraf regime for treating badly the Supreme Court judges, and the violence against lawyers and journalists, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad said Musharraf did not care for the protests of the people, but only one call from the US President George W Bush compelled him to announce the polling dates.

Earlier politics used to be a sacred institution for selfless service to the people, but now it has become an “organised theft of public wealth”, he said.

“The true power is to rule the people’s hearts and minds,” he added.

The police was on red alert on Friday, especially during the Friday prayers. Over 4,000 policemen were deployed around the mosques and imambargahs.

The police also installed metal detectors and secret CCTV cameras at the mosques and imambargahs.

About 1,500 uniformed policemen were deployed in and around sensitive areas of the city, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Additional Inspector General Malik Muhammad Iqbal said. (ANI)

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