JI slams ignoring Pak cricketers in IPL auction
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
By Our Correspondent
AMEER Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hasan has said that ignoring Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction despite an official invitation to them is an insult to the entire Pakistani nation.
Besides, he said it was also a slap on the face of those striving for confidence building between the two countries through artificial means.
He said this had fully established India’s treachery and duplicity and proved beyond doubt that India could never be sincere towards Pakistan. He said in view of the New Delhi’s attitude, there was no justification for going for test matches or ODIs with India. There should be a complete ban on Pakistan-India matches and the Pakistani players should also give priority to national honour over money.
Syed Munawar Hasan recalled that India had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in a bid to hurt cricket in Pakistan and to bring the country a bad name.
The Lahore Police chief had talked of a strong evidence of India’s hand in the attack. The game suffered a setback because of this attack and Pakistan lost the chance of hosting the World Cup, he added.
Continuing, the JI chief said that India also had a hand in the terrorist activities going on in Pakistan.
India is continuing brutalities in Held Kashmir and it is also denying this country its share in rivers’ water to convert this country into a desert. India’s aggressive activities are continuing on the Line of Control while the Indian army chief was threatening of using nuclear bomb against Pakistan thus wiping it out within minutes.
It is in this background, he said, that the JI had been demanding breakup of diplomatic and trade ties with India and talking to New Delhi on equal footing.