Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain protests against Musharraf’s UK visit and proposes Khilafah as alternative
London, UK, January 24 2008 – As part of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain’s continuing campaign entitled ‘Stop Musharraf destroying Pakistan’, protestors will attend a London demonstration this Saturday (January 26 2008) in opposition to President Musharraf’s UK visit. This follows the publication of our proposed solutions to the problems of political instability, poverty, economic mismanagement, power shortages and foreign interference facing Pakistan.
Commenting on the visit of President Musharraf, Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "This demonstration will send a strong message that Muslims in London do not accept this Western backed dictator who bends over backwards to prosecute the US led ‘war on terror’ in the region. We will call, not simply for a new leadership in Pakistan, but also a new system by the re-establishment of the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate). It is only the Khilafah that can take the monopoly of power away from feudal landowners and rich industrialists, implement a real rule of law, produce economic prosperity for the many and not the few and ensure political decisions on the future of Pakistan are made in Islamabad, not London or Washington."
"Musharraf has left Pakistan with record energy problems, food inflation and insecurity. He always speaks of putting Pakistan first but for 8 years he has always put the interests of Western governments first – selling out over Kashmir, permitting American forces to establish bases in Pakistan, presiding over a bloodbath in Waziristan, Baluchistan and Swat, legitimising the occupation of Iraq, providing logistical support and intelligence to US forces in Afghanistan and surrendering control over Pakistan’s economy to multinationals."
The demonstration will take place at 2pm on Saturday 26th January at the High Commission of Pakistan, 35-36 Lowndes Square, London, SW1X 9JN.
Download Pakistan: New Leadership New System – Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain’s outline of solutions to the problems of political instability, poverty, economic mismanagement, power shortages and foreign interference facing Pakistan.