Maulana Fazl blasts FO statement about Palestinians

By: News Desk      Published: 05:42 PM, 16 Aug, 2020
Maulana Fazl blasts FO statement about Palestinians

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has criticized Pakistan Foreign Office’s reaction to the latest development in the Middle East about the UAE-Israel peace deal announced by US President Donald Trump, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a rally in Peshawar on Sunday, the JUI-F chief said “I feel strange when such pacts {UAE and Israel "peace deal"} take place and Pakistan’s Foreign Office spoke against Palestinians’ just rights.”

He said Palestinian people have been fighting for their rights for the last 70 years.

It is pertinent to note that Foreign Office in a statement said, “We have noted the Joint Statement announcing agreement of UAE and Israel to have full normalization of relations. This is a development with far-reaching implications.”

“Pakistan has an abiding commitment to the full realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination. Peace and stability in the Middle East region is also Pakistan’s key priority. For a just, comprehensive and lasting peace, Pakistan has consistently supported a two-state solution in accordance with the relevant UN and OIC resolutions as well as international law,” the FO spokesperson said in a statement. 

The spokesperson said, “Pakistan’s approach will be guided by our evaluation of how Palestinians’ rights and aspirations are upheld and how regional peace, security, and stability are preserved.”

Maulana Fazlur Rehman also severely criticised government’s Kashmir policy. He said, “Kashmiris blood is being spilled in Occupied Kashmir. Earlier we used to think about how to take Srinagar but now we are thinking about how to save Muzaffarabad.”

He also claimed, “I was told some time ago this party {PTI} has been allowed to rule in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, because religious traditions are very strong in KP and this party is best to eradicate these religious traditions.” 

“If we want to save the country then we have to oust these rulers as they and Pakistan cannot go together further,” Maulana Fazl said. “People say I have started a war against everyone. I must say we should think above personal and political affiliations in the country’s interest,” he said.

Independence does not mean dancing and hooting, he said and added “We want to take the country towards the rule of law and Constitution.”