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Musharraf wants Pak to be USA's slave: MMA

MMA's President Qazi Hussain Ahmad said that the military rule has proved that the Army is incapable of solving the country's problems.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2006 14:37 IST

Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) president and chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmad has said that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf wanted to make the country a slave to the US.

The seven-year military rule in Pakistan had proved that the Army could not solve the country's problems, and all Opposition parties were unanimous in refusing to accept another army ruler after Musharraf, the Daily Times quoted the Qazi as saying last evening.

He was addressing a meeting of the Jamaat-e-Islami Women's Wing.

He further said that 2006 was the year of change, and therefore the people of Pakistan would observe August 14 (Pak's Independence Day) as the 'day of deliverance'.

"If political parties showed commitment to ruling the country according to the Constitution, the army would have no place in the political scene," he added.

Lebanon, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Kashmir were in the clutches of "colonial powers", he said.

Ahmad further clarified that Washington was responsible for the brutal actions of the Israeli army in Lebanon and Palestine because US-provided arsenal was being used to fight these wars.