Pakistani politician Moulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali, a member of the National Assembly from the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Party, demanded that the Pakistani military declare jihad against Israel and use its long-range missiles, F-17 fighter jets, and nuclear weapons against it. He made his remarks in a speech that was aired on PTV (Pakistan) on May 17, 2021. Moulana Chitrali said that Pakistan is the seventh most powerful country, and it should not use its missiles and nuclear weapons as children's toys or artifacts in a museum. He continued to say that jihad is the only way to liberate Kashmir and Palestine.
Moulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali: "We ask those rulers [of Pakistan], who claim to be the rulers of the Islamic nation... We ask those armed forces, we ask the military of our Pakistan... You number 700,000-800,000 and your motto is jihad in the path of Allah... Why aren't you declaring jihad against Israel today? Today, we ask the Pakistani government: We have developed missiles. We have missiles with a range of 4,000 km at our disposal, we have F-17 [fighter jets] we have atom bombs, we are the seventh most powerful country.
"Mr. Chairman, when will this atomic power be useful? Will we use these missiles as toys? To show our kids? Or will we keep these missiles and this atom bomb in some museum, so that we will able to say [in the future] that at a certain era we had managed to acquire nuclear power? This is very sad. Mr. Speaker, if you want to liberate Kashmir, if you want to help the Kashmiris, if you want to liberate Palestine, if you want to help the Palestinians, then you have only one path, and that is the path of 'fight for the sake of Allah.' The path of Allah is the path of jihad. Jihad is the only way. We have no way other than fighting and confronting them.
"I demand of you, I demand of the government of Pakistan, I demand of the Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa: For Allah's sake, if we cannot save our First Qibla, then there is no need for our military, no need for the atomic power, and no need for our missiles."