A spokesman of ISPR Sunday strongly condemned the irresponsible and misleading remarks by Syed Munawar Hassan in a TV programme, declaring the dead terrorists as shaheeds, while insulting the shahadat of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of Pakistan’s armed forces.
In a statement he said Syed Munawar Hassan has tried to invent a logic based on his political convenience.
“Strong condemnation of his views from an overwhelming majority leaves no doubt in any one’s mind that all of us are very clear on what the state of Pakistan is and who are its enemies,” the spokesman said.
“Sacrifices of our shuhada and their families need no endorsement from Syed Munawar Hassan and such misguided and self-serving statements deserve no comments.”
He said, however, coming from Ameer of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a party founded by Maulana Maududi, who is respected and revered for his services to Islam is both painful and unfortunate.
The people of Pakistan, whose loved ones laid down their life while fighting the terrorist, and families of shuhada of armed forces demand an unconditional apology from Syed Munawar Hassan for hurting their feelings, he said.
It is also expected that Jamaat-e-Islami should clearly state its party position on the subject, the Spokesman said.