Pakistani Islamic party leader quits Parliament

Chief of Pakistan's main Islamic alliance party Saturday quit the parliament to protest the military bloody raid against Islamabad's Lal Masjid or Red Mosque, the private NNI news agency reported.

Pakistani Islamic party leader quits Parliament
Chief of Pakistan's main Islamic alliance party Saturday quit the parliament to protest the military bloody raid against Islamabad's Lal Masjid or Red Mosque, the private NNI news agency reported.

"I am announcing my resignation from the National Assembly (lower house of the parliament) and will move the Supreme Court against the killing of innocent religious students in the military raid," Qazi Hussain Ahmed, chief of Mutahida Majlis Amal(MMA)said, quoted by the News Network International.

Pakistan ended the military raid against Lal Masjid on July 11, and officials cliamed a total of 102 people, including 10 soldiers, died in the days-long clashes.

While addressing a news conference, Qazi Hussain Ahmed said that his party will form a fact-finding mission led by a retired judge to collect information about the deaths during the military raid.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2007, 11:02
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