Islamabad, Jan 23 (ANI): Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has warned the Pakistan government of serious 'jihadi' consequences if the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status is given to India.
"I tell you that an aggressive movement will be launched if any interest of sacred land (Pakistan) is compromised for India," The Dawn quoted Saeed, as saying while addressing a rally at Liaquat Bagh in Pakistan in the presence of armed police personnel.
What was most surprising is that though Saeed claims to be a strong opponent of taking pictures of living beings on religious grounds, he was seen talking on camera with the foreign media.
Chief of the JuD faction Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, Maulana Samiul Haq, reportedly took an oath from the participants that the Islamists would surround the parliament if the government reopened NATO supply routes.
"Jehad against the US aggressors will continue in Afghanistan till the American forces are forced to retreat back," the Maulana said.
Some present in the rally even said that they had suffered at the hands of policy makers, but were now ready to make sacrifices to safeguard the country.
"The leaders of the country should see that those who had been banned and persecuted for 10 years are now at the forefront to defend the country," ex ISI chief General (retired) Hamid Gul said.
"The decision taken by our leaders to please the Americans has only caused sufferings for Muslim nation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere," he added.
The rally also provided a chance to the banned militant groups to show their presence in the public, with reports saying that a reception stall was established by Ahle Sunnah wal Jamaat, showcasing its old name Sipah Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) that has been banned. (ANI)
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