ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has sent a legal notice to Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Syed Munnawar Hassan for calling the slain Taliban leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, a “martyr”.
Advocate Chaudhry Faisal Hussain sent the notice to Munnawar Hassan on behalf of Fawad Hussain, demanding that the JI leader withdraw his statement and tender an unconditional apology to the nation especially from the families of those who have been killed in terrorist attacks.
Fawad also warned that if Munnawar Hassan did not tender an apology, he would take legal action against the JI leader.
“You completely discounted the bloodshed of innocent Pakistani citizens including women and minor children and issued the above referred loathsome, preposterous and illegal statements with aim to ridicule and scorn the sacrifices of our great martyrs, who lost their priceless lives, to save the lives of millions of Pakistani citizens, living in the breadth and length of this country, in the monstrous and ruthless terrorist attacks carried out by the banned outfits including TTP and its allies,” the legal notice read.
Fawad also believed that Munnawar Hassan’s statement was part of the “vilification propaganda campaign aimed to harm, defame and denigrate the prodigious sacrifices of the soldiers of Pakistan and with criminal object to glorify the enemies of the state, who openly defy the constitution and laws of Pakistan”.
He also said that such statements had established a ridiculous impression and caused suspicion, hatred and prejudice against the armed forces and civil armed forces of Pakistan.
“Your action is prejudicial to the fundamental principles enshrined in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Being a common citizen as well as the Ameer/leader of a registered political party namely Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, you were under a prime duty to be loyal to the state of Pakistan and also to bare inviolable obligation to show obedience to the laws and the Constitution of Pakistan. Hence you have, in letter and spirit violated Article 5 of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973.”
The notice further read, “You issued/rendered the above referred statements with a criminal intention to disrupt and frustrate the public order and to create law and order situation within Pakistan by causing hatred and dislike against and in the armed forces and civil armed forces of Pakistan.”
Source: Daily Times