JI denounces killing of people offering Fajr prayers

LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has strongly condemned the indiscriminate firing on the people offering Fajr prayer outside the Republican Guards office, Cairo, Monday morning, resulting in the martyrdom of scores of people.

In a statement on Monday, he termed the incident as worst form of terrorism and appealed to the world community and the Muslim rulers to discharge their moral duty by stopping the bloodshed in the Muslim state.

Hasan said that millions of Egyptian people were on roads in every part of the country demanding restoration of democratic government in Egypt and President Dr Mursi, but unfortunately, the Egyptian army which had ambushed the public mandate, was using brute force to crush the uprising.

The JI Ameer said the only way out for the Egyptian army was to restore the elected President failing which the fallout from Egypt would engulf the entire region.

He said that during a single day, the Egyptian army had injured more than one thousand people and all those walking out of the Masjid-e-Mustafa were taken in custody. |Despite that the people were demonstrating in all cities and towns and were demanding restoration of President Mursi.”

Meanwhile, JI Ameer, and JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch strongly condemned the bomb blasts in Hangu and Swabi resulting in several deaths.

In a joint statement, they said that the newly elected rulers would have to find a way out of the wave of terrorism. They expressed condolences with the bereaved families and prayed for the quick recovery of the injured.