Campaign against PM on Zardari’s directions: Munawwar

Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Munawwar Hassan said on Saturday that a campaign against the prime minister had been carried out by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) on President Asif Ali Zardari’s directions.

Speaking to media representatives in Mansehra, the JI Ameer said trhe Chairman Kashmir committee adopted an attitude of negligence towards the residents of troubled region.

He criticized the government for being part of US war on terror and suggested that Pakistan should distance itself from the so-called anti-terror campaign and start a dialogue with militants in order to bring alienated people of the tribal areas into the national mainstream.

He said the US drone strike were counterproductive and demanded an immediate halt in the attacks by unmanned planes.