LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq has strongly condemned Altaf Husain’s statement in which the latter invited Nato forces to start operation in Karachi.

In a statement issued from Mansora on Sunday, he said that Altaf Husain’s utterances against the country and its institutions had fully exposed MQM cheif. He called upon the government not to remain silent on the statement, repatriate Altaf Husain and bring him to trial. He stressed upon the government to lodge strong protest with the British government on Altaf’s conduct and deplored that Britain had provided protection to the absconders from this country and was allowing them full freedom to spread hatred against Pakistan and its institutions besides money laundering.

The JI chief also urged the people of Karachi to take notice of Altaf Husain’s outburst who had begun a campaign to malign this country in the name of the Mohajirs.

JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch, in his reaction, urged the Pakistan government, law enforcement agencies and the parliament to take notice of Altaf Husain assertions and take suitable action against the national villain. He said that Altaf Husain’s demand for Nato forces in Karachi was tantamount to treason against the country.

The JI central leader said that Altaf Husain and the criminal elements in the MQM were on the pay role of India’s secret service RAW and working on the agenda to destabilize this country and this was no secret.