MMA accuses Shujaat of misleading people
KARACHI: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) criticised on Thursday Pakistan Muslim League (PML) President Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain for claiming that the MMA’s anti- Musharraf campaign had proved a failure and said its agitation would continue until Musharraf gave up his army uniform.
Talking to the Daily Times, Abdul Karim Abid, member of the central council of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam JUI (F), said the protest movement launched by the MMA against President Musharraf was proceeding satisfactorily. He said the MMA would hold talks with the Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) on Jan 11 and, after its success, a grand movement would be launched by the joint opposition, which would culminate in the removal of President Musharraf from his posts.
The JUI (F) leader accused the government of making controversial decisions, including removal of religion column from passport. “We are committed to continuing our struggle against the unpopular government, which has made life miserable for the people by pursuing pro-rich economic policies,” he said.
Replying to a question, he denied the allegation of the PML president that the MMA violated the written agreement with the government on the issue of army uniform of the president and demanded him of to explain his allegation. “As chief of the ruling party he was one of the signatories to the agreement which was valid for one year and he bore the responsibility of honouring his pledge to ask President Musharraf relinquish his army chief post, the JUI (F) leader said.