RNA – Hujjat al-Islam Rajah Nasir Abbas Jafari, the secretary-general of the Pakistani Shi’ah political organisation Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen [Assembly of Muslim Unity], condemned the recent statement made by former Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf wherein he claimed that Pakistan would be better off if it established relations with Israel, in order to deal with the threats made by India, and said, “Placing hope in Israel is contrary to Pakistan’s ideology and founders. Israel’s hostility toward Muslims is not hidden for anyone.”
He added that General Musharraf still has the idea that he would be able to return to power in Pakistan by satisfying the West, especially the United States.
Musharraf is a Pakistani politician and retired four-star army general who was the ten President of Pakistan from 2001 until tendering his resignation, to avoid impeachment, in 2008.
During a press conference in Dubai on February 23rd, Musharraf hinted at establishing relations with Israel to counter India.
Mentioning his initiatives for establishing relations with Israeli leadership with the help of Turkey in 2005, the former army chief said that Israeli leadership had responded within 24 hours of his offer for a meeting. He assumed that Israel wants to create better relations with Pakistan.
Hujjat al-Islam Jafari called on former Pakistani officials and political figures to consider the country’s national interests in their media statements and to avoid unrealistic statements which are contrary to Pakistan’s ideology.
His Eminence said that the Zionist regime plays a role in the crimes against the defenceless people of Palestine and Muslims can never have friendly relations with this occupying regime.
“History has proven that friendship with this regime has not benefited anyone,” he said.
He noted that Israel has always been plotting against Muslims since the independence of Pakistan.
Hujjat al-Islam Jafari noted that the Zionist occupation regime dreams of ruling over the entire Middle East and unfortunately, some of the countries in the region are cooperating with it.
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