US consulate requests meeting between Holbrooke and Jamaat chief

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Lahore/Islamabad, Aug.18 (ANI): The US Consulate in Islamabad has contacted the leadership of the Jamaat-e-Islami and expressed a desire for a meeting between US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke and Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ameer Syed Munawar Hussain.

It may be recalled here that JI had announced plans to hold a protest outside the US consulate on Monday against arrival of US marines, expansion of US consulate in Islamabad and interference of US in country's internal matters.

According to Online News, a meeting could be held here over the next two days.

The JI leadership, however, has made it clear to the US authorities that they would not halt their protest outside the Consulate.

During the meeting, JI Ameer Syed Munawar Hussain is expected to present a memorandum to Holbrooke, demanding that the US end its interference in Pakistan's internal matters and halt the drone strikes in country's tribal areas. (ANI)

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