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19:01 | 2010-05-10


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Pakistani Politician Urges Islamabad to Model on Ahmadinejad's Policies

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Pakistani politician called on Islamabad officials to follow 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.

Hussain Ahmad stated that Pakistani officials have hidden behind the US policies, and said Pakistan is a nuclear power, but cannot act as one and "I fear the day when Pakistani officials sell the country's nuclear program just for a few million dollars".

Hussain Ahmad also blasted Pakistani officials for surrendering the country's nationals to the US under the pretext of campaign against terrorism.

"If Pakistani officials are afraid of the Americans, they should resign, otherwise, they should wait for a revolution like the one in Iran (in 1979)," he added.

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.

Last week, Leader of the Opposition Party at Pakistan's National Assembly Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said that the US is pressurizing Islamabad to prevent the progress of the multi-billion-dollar pipeline project for exporting Iran's gas to Pakistan, and blasted the government for bowing to Washington's demands.

"The ruling People's Party doesn't want to act against the United States' will," Ali Khan told FNA last Wednesday, criticizing the Islamabad government for rejecting Iran and China's proposals for securing Pakistan's energy needs.

"Iran and China have proposed to transfer cheap electricity but the government views the issue indifferently and always pursues renting energy projects," he said.

Referring to the government's negligence towards the Pakistani people, Ali Khan reiterated that the people are not only suffering from the phenomenon of terrorism in the country but also faced with a shortage of their basic needs, specially electricity and food and nobody cares about their problems.

Also, a Pakistani lawmaker in March blamed terrorist attacks in his country on Islamabad's compliance with the United States' wrong policies, and asked Pakistani officials to distance themselves from Washington.

"The government of Pakistan should distance itself from the US policies if it is after economic and cultural advancement, otherwise we will witness more problems for Pakistan in a not far future," member of Pakistan's National Assembly Ahsan Iqbal said in an interview with FNA.

"Our economy and culture will not progress while the government supports the United States' policies in the region," Iqbal, who is also the Chief Spokesman of Pakistan Muslim League-N, added.

Also in March, Secretary General of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) Senator Mushahid Hossein in an exclusive interview with FNA criticized Islamabad's policies, and said the Pakistani government is obeying Washington's policies, stressing that Islamabad should ally with Iran.

Reminding Iran's willingness to cooperate with Pakistan in different fields, specially in area of power supply, the senator criticized the Pakistani statesmen for the slow growth in boosting ties and cooperation with Iran, and blamed Islamabad's reluctance in accelerating cooperation with Tehran on the Pakistani statesmen's lust for power.

"Our statesmen ignore the special occasions which have arisen and they are just seeking to come to power with the aid of the Americans."

He further underlined that Pakistan would experience progress and development if only it prevents US meddling and influence on the country.