Zee Media Bureau
Islamabad: Casting doubts on America’s intention behind the security and economic aid being resumed for Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan on Monday said that the nation’s “sovereignty” would be at stake if the country did not get rid of such “snares”.
Terming the monetary aid provided by the World Bank, IMF and the US as “death warrants” for the country’s self reliance, Jamaat-e-Islami chief also suspected that in lieu of the US aid, America will ask Pakistan to “do more”, reported The Nation.
Jamaat chief’s comments come after the US officials reportedly announced that the military and economic aid to Pakistan worth $1.6 billion would be restarted.
The reports of resuming the funding to Pakistan come on the heels of Nawaz Sharif’s US trip where he is set to meet President Barack Obama on October 23.
Further slamming the US “motive” behind the aid, Jamaat chief Munawwar Hasan said that the foreign and American aids brought disgrace and insult to the nation.
Hassan said that Pakistan could be prosperous if corruption was wiped out but the “rulers were carrying the begging bowl because of which the country had lost its prestige”, said the report.