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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2679

MMA Chief to stay away from polls under Musharraf’s supervision

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Islamabad, 08 June ( Chief of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal MMA, an alliance of six mainstream political religious parties, Qazi Hussain Ahmad has said that he would not be participating in the next elections, if held under the supervision of President General Pervez Musharraf .

Talking to newsmen on the occasion of his party central executive committee meeting at Mansoora, headquarters of the party in Lahore, Qazi clarified that it was his personal decision and, at this time around, he couldn’t say what would be the decision of the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Executive Committee or Majlis-e-Shoora.

He said that the elections under the supervision of President Musharraf mean giving up the country to the clutches of the dictatorship.

JI executive committee meeting is underway with Qazi Hussain Ahmad in the chair. JI secretary general, Syed Munawwar Hassan including four provincial presidents and other members of the committee are attending the meeting.

The meeting expressed its deep concern on the prevailing law and order situation in the country including NWFP.

Qazi Hussain Ahmad told the meeting that the Indian lobby in NWFP was active in affecting the law and order situation also. He told that earlier only Afghan ‘Mohajreen’ used to come from Afghanistan, but now in their garb, several professional criminals were also coming.

- Asian Tribune -

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