Media should break silence over Egypt: JI
KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hasan has termed the loss of Egypt a loss of entire Muslim World, demanding restoration of Morsi government without any discussions.
Addressing a protest rally of JI Women Wing at MA Jinnah Road near Numaish Chowrangi against the army crackdown in Egypt here on Tuesday, he said the western world should acknowledge its own norms and respect the democracy instead of dictatorship.
Scores of women, including schoolchildren were participated in the protest rally. They raised JI flags, placards and banners inscribed with “We are with Rabia”, “condemning the brutal killing of innocent unarmed people in Egypt by army”, “We are with Morsi and Egyptian people”, “Shame on West, shame on Egyptian Army”.
The protestors also raised portraits of ousted Egyptian President Morsi and Ikhwan-e-Muslimeen leader Dr Muhammad Badey.
He said the United States of America and other western powers want that the Muslims adopt the way of violence for getting their legal rights.
“General Sisi is spreading terrorism in Egypt, as his strategy has pushed thousands of people to jail,” he added. “We condemned large scale massacre in Egypt and feared that a gigantic Islamic movement is going to start if the Morsi government could not be restored in Egypt,” he asserted.
Munawar questioned the leading media owners that which forces restrict them by giving coverage to the current situation of Egypt.
He termed the address of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a waste of 180 million hours of 180 million population of the country, saying the PM has failed to present any effective strategy before the nation.
He stressed upon calling an All Parties Conference which can address the increasing terrorism and extremism issues.
JI Sindh Chief Dr Mairajul Huda Siddiqui, JI Karachi Chief Hussain Mehanti, JI Karachi General Secretary Naseem Siddiqui and others also spoke on the occasion. JI Naib Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, Nasarullah Shajih, Younus Barai and other JI leaders were also present on the occasion.