It may have been quite some time since bin Laden's death, but his shadow is still making Pakistan uneasy. Besides facing a crisis of credibility in the whole world, the government is finding it difficult to answer the questions of its own people. Two petitions have been filed in Lahore High Court, and the Army chief has also had to answer a few serious questions.
Lahore. Nine militant and religious groups of Pakistan have formed a group to protest against the killing of bin Laden by America. This group includes Jamat-ud-Dawa, Difa-e-Pakistan (Defense of Pakistan), Jamat-e-Islami, two sections of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, one section of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan, Majlis Ehrar, Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith, Tanzeem-e-Islami and Internation Khatm-e-Nabuat. These people have also invited former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz Group) and former cricketer Imran Khan's party, Tehrik-e-Insaaf, to participate in the demonstration against America.
Pak Parliament Questions ISI
Islamabad. There is news of an intense argument that occurred between a member of parliament (MP) of a religious group and the ISI chief during a joint session of the Pakistani parliament. During the meeting on Friday, the younger brother of the chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Fazlur Rehman, and MP Ata-ur-Rehman questioned ISI Chief Lieut. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha about who created the Taliban and financed it. This information was provided on Saturday by media sources. Rehman also questioned the Army's decision to organize a military operation against "mujahideen" similar to bin Laden's. He also said, while in the presence of top military officials present in the parliament, that they are here because their Big Boss America is upset with them. In response to this, Pasha appealed to the MP to not include a discussion of the history of the mujahideen. He also said that groups such as JUI are getting money from Libya and Saudi Arabia. This information has been provided in reports. In the report, the ISI chief was quoted as saying that if we begin discussing this, then everyone will know who is getting money from Saudi Arabia and Libya. Sources say that MPs thumped the tables in support of this comment. Rehman walked out of the House after this but came back after ten minutes.
Declare American Ambassador as Unwanted
A petition has been filed in a Pakistani court against the operation by America's Special Forces against al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. The petition appeals the court to instruct the government that if America does not apologize for its actions in killing bin Laden, then the Pakistani government should declare the American ambassador as an "unwanted person," and it should stop providing transfer facilities for the supply of goods to American forces in Afghanistan. Lawyer Javed Iqbal Jaffery filed this petition in the Lahore High Court on Saturday and said that if there is no response from America, then the government should send this issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Jaffery said that under the friendship treaty of 1959, America is bound to accept ICJ's decision. He said that the "spineless policies" of past Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto and President Pervez Musharraf have encouraged America to carry out its operations against bin Laden in Abottabad without any fear. Jaffery claimed that all these leaders lacked the courage to stand against America because they all have been collecting dollars for handing over innocent Pakistanis to it.
Petition to Give Rights of the President to Kayani
A petition has been filed in a Pakistani court demanding that the government be ordered to take away all powers of the military's commander-in-chief from the president and give them to military chief Ashfaque Parvez Kayani, so that the military can make decisions independently. This petition has been filed in consideration of the Abottabad operation of the American defense forces. The petition was filed on Saturday in Lahore High Court by lawyer Rana Ilamuddin Ghazi on behalf of a person named Mohammad Siddique. According to the petition, if the government had given orders to react against American operations, then it would have been impossible for America to carry out such an operation on Pakistani land. The petition states that the military should not be under the control of the government, so that it can make an independent decision about violating the country's borders in such a way. On May 2, American defense forces killed al-Qaida head Osama bin Laden in Abottabad. Since then, the Pakistani armed forces and secret agencies have been criticized intensely. This petition is being considered as a part of the campaign in support of the military.