Hizb ut-Tahrir calls Pakistan Ambassador to account for Zadari government’s policy towards undeclared US war on Pakistan
London, UK, November 16 – A high level delegation from Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain met with Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan delivering a letter from Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain outlining the current crisis in Pakistan. It asked why the Pakistan government had shown inaction over the blatant incursions into Pakistan by US forces and un-manned drones, and stated that an attack on FATA or any other part of Pakistan was an attack on all of Pakistan.
Ambassador Hassan did not present any answers but asked what solutions Hizb ut-Tahrir proposed.
The delegation then stated 4 clear courses of action that illustrated that Pakistan was not as impotent as the regime chooses to portray it.
1. The response to the American aggression needed to be a graduated and nuanced in order to be effective.
2. Stop support to the American’s by halting the transportation of all American military supplies through Karachi port and provide NATO and America no logistical support in Afghanistan.
3. Stop government support for the Americans through denying them use of Pakistani air space and to stop providing the Americans with military and intelligence bases in Pakistan
4. To not allow the American’s to leave the Kashmir struggle in the hands of their new allies, the Indians.
The letter called upon him to denounce the actions of the Pakistani government in its collusion with the US in its undeclared war on Pakistan. The letter called for the need for a change in Pakistan based on Islam. In the letter Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain talked about Pakistan’s ability to withstand US aggression saying: “It is an utter violation of the sovereignty of the country and nothing less than a declaration of war by the US on Pakistan. However, the US has neither the courage, nor indeed the ability, to make an official declaration of war against a country of 160 million Muslims, with one of the world’s strongest armies.”
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain
The following letter was presented to the Ambassador. The pdf can be downloaded here
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain
The Liberation Party
Dear Mr Ambassador
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah 14/11/08
I am writing to you regarding the current crisis facing Pakistan in the border regions. You are well aware over the last year the US has regularly been sending predator drone aircraft into Pakistani airspace and attacking targets on Pakistani soil in the FATA and NWFP leading to the death of many innocent people and displacement of thousands.
It is an utter violation of the sovereignty of the country and nothing less than a declaration of war by the US on Pakistan. However, the U.S. has neither the courage, nor indeed the ability, to make an official declaration of war against a country of 160 million Muslims, with one of the world’s strongest armies.
Although the US has claimed that she strikes within Pakistan to defeat the Taliban, we are under no illusion that these actions are directed at Pakistan. Various statements of politicians and advisors, most notably those of President-Elect Obama indicate that their real design is upon Pakistan: to weaken and potentially divide the country, as they have done in Iraq.
When faced with an attack from a foreign power every nation expects their leaders to stand up and defend the country against such aggression. Yet Mr. Zardari, like his predecessors, has done nothing except facilitate the US designs on Pakistan. The country now faces an unprecedented crisis in leadership. War, economic meltdown and sectarian divisions are crippling Pakistan.
Now, more than ever, Pakistan needs a new leadership that will defend the country, implement sound economic policies and unify the country. Just as we have seen the failure of dictatorships, we now see the people feeling the pain of so-called democracy in Pakistan, which has delivered a criminal to power!
It is our view that the only way forward for Pakistan now is to return to the very reason for which Pakistan was established. Only an Islamic leadership, a Khilafah, will enjoy mass support of the people and bring a strong sense of unity and strength amongst the people.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is working with the masses, as a non-violent political movement, in Pakistan to bring such a change. Hizb ut-Tahrir does not believe in creating a primitive backward state in Pakistan, but an Islamic state which is well developed technolgically. Furthermore Hizb ut-Tahrir has a detailed strategy to address the various political, economic and foreign policy challenges facing the country and will, inshallah, put the country on a path of development and progress never seen in its 60-year history.
Over the next few weeks and months Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain will be holding public meetings, seminars and petitions to raise the influential voice of the Pakistani community in the UK against this undeclared war on Pakistan.
We know your long standing loyalities to the ruling party in Pakistan. Nonetheless, we call on you to sever your support to the corrupt regime in Islamabad whose hands are stained with the blood of its own citizens and stand on the side of the community in her call to end this war and demand the establishment of a sincere Islamic government in Pakistan.
Wa Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah