ISLAMABAD - Avoiding a possible clash with Tahir-ul-Qadri's long march, the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) even having strong support of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has almost decided to
postpone its scheduled long march from Karachi to Islamabad in mid-January.
"We don't want to become part of any conspiracy as already lot of rumours about Tahir-ul-Qadri's long march are making rounds in the country," said ASWJ chief Ahamad Ali Ludhianvi, while talking to TheNation here on Friday.
Dropping a hint to reschedule their long march, Ludhianvi said that clash of two big long marches could create chaos in the country so that they would probably prefer to change their long march dates soon. "Although I have full support of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) but at the same time they suggested me to avoid confrontation," said the ASWJ chief.
It is relevant to mention here that despite all its arrangements from Karachi to Islamabad long march, the Qadri's long march has forced them to leave its previous plan.
Sources said that other leaders of DPC members had suggested him to postpone the long march dates not only to avoid 'confrontation' but also to avoid less impact on the government due to such circumstances.
"DPC leaders have advised not to arrange a rally as in these dates it would be tantamount to just waste of energy," he added.
The ASWJ as per its plan are to hold the long march as their Ulema and students were being targeted in the provincial capital of Sindh, as over 250 of them had been shot dead in the previous months.
They demanded that objectionable material including scripts, audio and visuals should be confiscated and those involved in provocative and hate activities should be arrested and punished to restore sectarian peace in the country.