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Musharraf cannot be trusted: MMA

The opposition Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal said the general public is beginning to hate the uniform after the role played by President Musharraf.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2006 17:11 IST

The opposition Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) has said that the general public in Pakistan is beginning to hate the uniform after the role played by President General Musharraf.

"People have no trust in the Army. They are not going to accept Musharraf either as a general or as a politician," MMA leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman was quoted by The News, as saying.

Rehman, who was addressing a rally at Peshawar's Chowk Shaheedan in historical Qissa Khwani, also said that the MMA would not hesitate to wage a jihad against the United States and other Western countries if they continue to kill innocent Muslims inside and outside Pakistan.

He and other MMA leaders exhorted the rank and file of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and other religious and political parties to make their displeasure known about the helicopter gun ship attack on a Muslim seminary in the tribal-dominated Bajaur agency.

"Both the US and the Musharraf government, are responsible for what happened in Bajaur. Even if the operation is carried out by the local forces, the orders have come from the US," Rehman said in his address to the rally.

"A Waziristan-like peace agreement is being negotiated in Bajaur, and the locals want to resolve the issue through a Jirga, but they were bombed. It speaks volumes of who is responsible for war in the world," the Maulana added.

Different other political groups and organisations also brought out big and small demonstrations in various parts of the city, where the protesters chanted slogans against the US and the Musharraf government.

Similar protest rallies were held in Inayat Keley, Haji Lawang, Salarzai and other parts of the agency where protesters chanted slogans against the US and President Musharraf.

They demanded that independent journalists be allowed to visit the area and bring facts to the fore.

First Published: Nov 04, 2006 17:11 IST