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National security and integrity of Pakistan must be weighed in the issue of sending army to Saudi Arabia: Altaf Hussain


 Posted on: 4/6/2015 1
Founder and Lear of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said the issue of sending armed forces to Saudi Arabia should be looked into from the perspective of national security and integrity only. “National interests of Pakistan must not be sacrificed for personal advantages.” He expressed these views while giving interviews to various private news TV channels today.
Commenting on the joint sitting of the Parliament on the conflict in Yemen Mr Hussain said, “Those who want Pakistan to take sides are neither conversant with the principles of Sharia, nor they have any knowledge about the resolutions passed by the United Nations.”
He elaborated, “Charter 7 of the UN says if a country commits aggression against any other country threatening its integrity, the issue will be deliberated in the UN Security Council which will pass a resolution specifying the manner in which the aggrieved country will be helped.”
 “We all respect Kaaba and Masjid-i-Nabwi and I will personally break all chains to protect their sanctity but presently the issue involves Saudi Arabia and Yemen as countries and Pakistan should play a role of mediator in this conflict.”
“How can armed forces of Pakistan be sent abroad at a time when they are heavily engaged in Zarb-e-Azb?” Mr Hussain questioned.
Mr Hussain asked if any other country had sent its forces to Pakistan during the wars of 1948, 1965 or 1971. “Did any one side with Pakistan during the Kargil war? Did anyone help Pakistan when innocent children were martyred in the Army Public School?”
Mr Hussain said that even those were allowed to sit and take part in the proceedings who had resigned long ago. “Their participation in the joint sitting of the parliament for discussing the Saudi Arab and Yemen issue is unconstitutional as they had resigned and ceased to be members of National Assembly.”
“According to article 64 of the Constitution when a member resigns his seat it falls vacant. Furthermore, if any member remains absent for more than 40 days continuously he ceases to be a member of the parliament according article 64(2).”
Mr Hussain said allowing the members who had resigned to take part in the proceedings of the parliament was tantamount to making a mockery of Constitution.


12/2/2016 1:57:15 PM