LAHORE The PML-N has joined hands with the MQM to mount pressure on the PPP and pave the way for Mian Nawaz Sharifs return to power, a senior leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami said here on Monday. Dr Wasim Akhtar, who is also president of the partys Punjab organization, said the PPP and the MQM were now 'divorced, with little chance of 'reunion. Delivering a lecture at Aiwan-i-Waqt, he said a high court judge should inquire into the May 12 and April 9 incidents. He said the MAQM was responsible for the killings going on in Karachi. About the demand for the formation of new provinces, he said Bahawalpur should have been restored as a province immediately after the end of the One Unit. According to him, the 1970 manifesto of the Jamaat had a provision for the revival of Bahawalpur as a province. He said his party supported the establishment of Multan, Hazara and some more provinces on administrative grounds. He said the prime minister had promised to include the issue in the party manifesto only to 'fool the people of south Punjab. He called for the formation of a committee to look into the matter. Referring to the statements made by Prime Minister Gilani and the ISPR about ties to the United States, the JI leader said they were quite encouraging. However, he said, now efforts should be made to bring an end to the ongoing drone attacks. In case the attacks did not stop, he said, people would be justified in inferring that the government was only paying a lip service to the issue. In response to a question, he alleged that both President Zardari and Mian Nawaz Sharif were practicing 'unprincipled politics. To save his government, the JI leader alleged, President Zardari had joined hands with what was once called Qatil League. Similarly, he said, the Chaudhrys were cooperating with the PPP only to save Moonis Elahi. JI welcomes suspension of US aid: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan has welcomed the suspension of US military aid for the country, saying it is time to turn down assistance and protect independence, sovereignty and national honour and stand our own feet. Addressing the workshop for JI workers at Mansoora on Monday, he said the independence, sovereignty and solidarity of Pakistan was at stake because of the US dollars which was going to the bank accounts of the rulers abroad while the masses were only getting poverty and starvation. The US aid, he said, was followed by a list of Do More which was compulsory for the rulers in Islamabad. He said it was time to turn down dollars and break the shackles of the US slavery. Syed Munawar Hasan deplored that military dictator Pervez Musharraf, on a single phone call from Washington, had extended all out help to the US in its so called war on terror. In fact, Musharraf had gone two steps ahead by declaring Pakistan the frontline state in the US war and gave the slogan of Pakistan First. Musharraf allowed the American camel to enter Pakistani which was now planning to occupy the whole tent. He said this so called war on terror had ruined Pakistans economy and our losses stood around 60 billion dollars while the promised US aid was not even one tenth of this loss. Pakistan was fighting this war by getting huge loans from the IMF and the other financial institutions. The US was not only using Pakistans airports but NATOs heavy containers traveling from Karachi up to Tourkham had virtually broke down highways causing losses of trillions of rupees for which Islamabad should claim damages. Referring to the Karachi situation, he said that actually this was a battle of different political parties to get hold of the port city, causing worst blood letting. The killers were moving about freely and there was nobody to check them. Later, while talking to a delegation of the Pattoki Press Club, he said that the JI would not join a grand alliance formed overnight but would continue its efforts for the betterment of the country and the nation. Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami will announce its future line of action at its sit-in at Gujranwala on July 15, JI spokesman Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha said in a statement here on Monday. He said the sit-in would be against the blood letting in Karachi, load shedding, price spiral, drone attacks, for the recovery of the missing persons and Dr Aafia Siddiquis release.