MMA wants Muslim countries to unite: Qazi
ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmed said on Friday that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) was “concerned” about the unity of Muslims and considers it the challenge of 21st century.
“The MMA wants Muslims to unite and we are struggling for the same in Pakistan but the Legal Framework Order (LFO) is the main hurdle in this connection,” Qazi said while speaking at a seminar on ‘Muslim Ummah and Challenges of 21st Century’ arranged by the JI. He said governments must be formed and dissolved in accordance with the wishes of the Muslim world and Pakistanis could be role models for other Muslim countries.
He said the MMA wanted more trade and technology exchange and an end to visa restrictions with Muslim countries. “This will help all the Muslim world unite,” said the JI leader.
He urged Muslims to fear no one but God.
Commenting on the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Mr Hussain said it would not be just to third-world countries. “Western countries and the US want financial supremacy over the world by implementing the WTO,” he added. MMA President Maulana Shah Ahmed Noorani said Arabs lacked interest in Muslims’ unity. “There exists a fear of wealth rather than the fear of God and we have become cowards. Even our rulers don’t fear God,” he said. MMA Deputy Parliamentary Secretary Hafiz Husain Ahmed said Jewish plans of the 20th century were materialising this century. He said the 9/11 incident was being used as a tool against Muslims. He said the US would again ask Pakistan to give logistical support for its “Iran mission” but the MMA would not allow that. Millat Party President Farooq Leghari said Muslims had fallen prey to foreign conspiracies because they lacked knowledge of Islam. “The Muslims must gain knowledge to face challenges of the time,” Mr Leghari said.