Countrywide protest on the release of CIA operative and double murderer, Raymond Davis, continued for the second day on Friday on the appeal of the Jamaat e Islami chief, Syed Munawar Hasan.
Thousands of the protestors, especially the youth charged with emotions and rage, participated in the rally that marched from the Nasir Bagh up to the Assembly Chambers.
Addressing a joint rally taken out by the JI, the Tehrik e Insaaf and the Jama’t al Da’wa, in the Punjab capital, Syed Munawar Hasan, termed the Punjab government as the biggest culprit in the Raymond Davis deal for fulfillment of the US agenda along with the federal government and the ISI.
He said, the Sharif Brothers could not conceal their criminal conduct by flying to London on any excuse. They were guilty of treachery as they facilitated Raymond’s four accomplices moving in the vehicle that overran Ibadur Rehman, in fleeing abroad.
The secret of Nawaz Sharif’s mysterious ailment has already been revealed to the masses, he remarked, adding that President Zardari, PM Gilani, Army chief Kiayni and above all the Sharif Brothers had sold out the national prestige and honour for a few coins.
He said, the joining together of the JI, Jama’t al Dawa and the Tehrik e Insa’f for a supreme national cause was the first drop of the rain.
The protestors carried placards condemning the forces striking the Raymond deal bringing degradation and ignominy to the country and nation.
Syed Munawar Hasan deplored that the ISI which had a glorious past record, had joined the CIA agenda of the killing of innocent Pakistanis and had lost nation’s confidence by providing protection to a criminal of the state.
He said the killing of over forty people in a drone attacks on a Jirga on the very next day of Raymond’s release had put the ISI in the dock. The national security institutions, were inviting public wrath by siding with the US in its anti-Pakistan policies.
The JI chief was confident that the JI Go America Go drive of the JI would be successful in the long run and urged the people dreaming of the rule of law and justice in the country to stand by the JI. He said, the parties in power now were openly ridiculing the judiciary’s decisions and the rule of law and they could not be expected to establish the rule of law.
Jamaat al Dawa central leader Maulana Ameer Hamza, addressing the rally, said that the country was being run by traitors like Mir Ja’fer and Mir Sadiq. He said whenever there was some bomb blast, the rulers put the blame on the religious parties and bearded people.
But now when a real terrorist had been nabbed, the ruling parties had ganged up for his rescue. Therefore, he said, in case of any terrorist activity in the country in the future, an FIR would be lodged against Zardari, Gilani, Kiyani, Nawaz Shaif and Shahbaz Sharif.
He pointed out that the Pakistan envoy in Washington, Hussain Haqqani, had issued visas to 400 terrorists in a single day while Interior Minister Rehman Malik had allowed their entry into the country.
The TI Punjab chief, Ahsan Rashsid, Ahle Hadith scholar Ibtesam Elahi Zaheer, and Islami Jamiat e Talaba Nazim, Abdur Rashid, also addressed the protestors.