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18:36 | 2010-05-12

Politics

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Major Pakistani Party Underlines Support for Iran's N. Activities

TEHRAN (FNA)- Leader of Pakistan's Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) underlined his party's support for Iran's peaceful nuclear program, and cautioned West to avoid further sanctions against the country.



"Iran is not carrying out any illegal activity. Using nuclear technology to generate energy is the right of all states, including the western and non-western ones," Leader of the Opposition Party at Pakistan's National Assembly Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said in an exclusive interview with FNA in Islamabad on Wednesday.

He stated that the Pakistani Muslim League-Nawaz will certainly voice strong protest against the western states if the West embarks on imposing fresh sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.

"We condemn such moves against Iran, and we will support Iran and its people," Nisar Ali Khan reiterated.

The senior politician also called on Pakistani officials to follow Iran's path, and asked them to avoid compliance with the US policies.

"If Pakistan wants to be a safe state like Iran, it should stop obeying US policies since the United States is not interested in the resolution of Pakistan's problems due to its own interests," he underlined.

A large number of Pakistani politicians have started criticizing Islamabad for giving in to the US pressures, urging the country's officials to model on Iran's policies and decisions in relations with the western powers.

A senior Pakistani politician called on Islamabad officials to pick up Ahmadinejad as a role model in standing against the irrational demands raised by the western powers, specially the US.

"Pakistani officials should learn from the Iranian president how to represent their nation," Former chief of Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami and Head of the country's Majlis-e-Amal Qazi Hussain Ahmad told FNA.

He further praised Ahmadinejad's approach in stating Iran's nuclear positions, underlining that his approach has portrayed Iran as a firm and real nation.