Lal Masjid Shuhada Foundation rejects Jamaat ul Ahraar claims

Lal Masjid Shuhada Foundation rejects Jamaat ul Ahraar claims

ISLAMABAD: The ‘Shuhada Foundation,’ which represents Lal Masjid and deals with the cases of the students killed in the bloody stand-off, strongly condemned TTP breakaway factiom Jamaat ul Ahrar for naming its activities after Abdul Rashid Ghazi and dubbed the outfit anti-Islam and anti-state.

Jamaat ul Ahraar had claimed responsibility for the deadly Lahore attack and named their operation after the Lal Masjid cleric "Operation Ghazi".

Hafiz Ehtesham Ahmad, spokesman for the foundation, said Ahrar has no relations with Islam and Pakistan and is “carrying out terrorist activities in Pakistan at the behest of the Indian agency RAW.”

“The terrorism by the TTP Ahrar is not only destabilising Pakistan but is also defaming Islam and Jihad,” he said in a statement.

He said Rashid Ghazi had “sacrificed his life for the supremacy of Islam and opposed oppression until his death.

“But Ahrar has unleashed worst kind of terrorism and has massacred innocent people in the name of Islam.”

He said the TTP spokesman Mohammad Khorasani and the Ahrar leader Ehsanullah Ehsan had never been associated either with Lal Masjid or any of its institution.

The spokesman said the TTP Ahrar has not only showed disrespect to the sacred mission of Abdul Rashid Ghazi by killing innocent people but also hurt the feelings of Lal Masjid sympathisers.”

Ehtesham urged the state institutions to take tough action against Ahrar and other anti-state groups and clear Pakistan of groups working at the behest of foreign agencies.