DPC threatens ‘unstoppable’ long march if Nato routes reopened - 07-03-2012, 03:59 PM
DPC threatens ‘unstoppable’ long march if Nato routes reopened
Monday, July 02, 2012
From Print Edition
KARACHI: The Difa-e-Pakistan leadership Sunday warned that if Nato routes were reopened, nobody in the country would be able to stop the long march that would take place on Islamabad.Speaking to a convention at the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) headquarters in Karachi on Sunday, DPC leaders Maulana Samiul Haq and Hafiz Saeed reiterated that they would not allow any party in Pakistan to give the green signal for the resumption of Nato supplies. They added that the withdrawal of US troops was essential for lasting peace in the region. The DPC leadership also asked the government to disentangle itself from the US war against terror, and to break off ties with the United States. JUI-Ideological leader Maulana Asmatullah and JI leader Asadullah Bhutto also cited the current government’s incompetence, and said this was why the rulers were moving to reopen the suspended Nato routes.
07-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Restore NATO supply and face long march, DPC tells govt
* Concerns expressed on genocide of Muslims in Burma
* ‘Strategic partnership with US a great blunder’
By Asad Farooq
KARACHI: Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has warned the ruling regime to be ready to face an Islamabad-bound long march, if the NATO supply is restored.
Addressing a DPC convention held at the JI headquarters here on Sunday, speakers warned the government that in case closed NATO supply is restored, no one would be able to avoid an Islamabad-bound march, which will prove to be fatal for them (government).
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami-ul-Haq chief Sami-ul-Haq said that present ruling regime had become a typical slave of the United States and was playing a puppet’s role over drone attacks instead of approaching the United Nations Organisation (UNO) and bringing an end to the attacks carried out on innocent people. He added that not only would the DPC ensure that NATO supplies remain blocked but it also will manage to bring an end to the drone strikes.
He said that the government had failed to curb nationwide violence particularly in Karachi and despite Supreme Court of Pakistan’s warning, the ruling allied parties didn’t take any solid measure to end target killings. He also expressed his concern over the recent report released by the National Accountability Bureau that estimated Rs 18 billion to be the daily embezzled amount in the country and termed the situation a matter of grave concern.
DPC leader also expressed his disappointment over the criminal silence and negligence of media and the government over massacre of Burmese Muslims and announced that the DCP will raise its voice against the genocide at all levels.
Chief of Jamat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Saeed termed the decision to continue strategic partnership with the US a great blunder, saying that the present rulers should realise their mistake and mend ways. He was of the view that the US should be pressurised to vacate the region. Saeed said that the entire nation was facing the outcome of a wrong decision.
He said that the country couldn’t afford any more crises and unity of the Ummah was the need of the hour. Saeed further said that Muslims all over the world and in Burma were being punished for their weakness. He vowed to continue the struggle of DPC till complete virtual independence of the country from the US.
JI Sindh chief Asad Ullah Bhutto termed US an international terrorist and said that its logical end was not far and Pakistan should not stick to the US. He also demanded of the government to warn Burma that Pakistan will cut off its diplomatic relations with the country, if the Muslims’ massacre is not stopped.
On the occasion, JI Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehanti presented a resolution, which was unanimously passed while various other leaders also addressed the audience.
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