HAFIZABAD - Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC) Chief Maulana Samiul Haq on Thursday said that the DPC will start countrywide protest movement on Friday (today) against the restoration of Nato supply.
Talking to media persons here, Maulana Sami said that the DPC had summoned an all parties’ conference in Lahore on Saturday (tomorrow) while a march would be staged from Lahore to Islamabad on July 8. “It is the duty of every Pakistani Muslim to participate in the protest against the reopening of Nato supplies to Afghanistan, adding that “Allah has ordered the Muslims in the Holy Quran to raise voice against the brutality of Jews and Christian.” Maulana Sami pointed out that the DPC platform belonged to 180 million people of Pakistan and urged the clerics to ask the Muslims in Friday sermon to participate in the DPC protest movement against the reopening of Nato supply route to prove that Pakistani nation would not permit any other state to violate its borders.
Replying to a question, the DPC chief said that the DPC had invited all political leadership, including PML-N President Nawaz Sharif, PTI Chairman Imran Khan and JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to join the movement against what he termed an undemocratic decision of the government.
“The government defied a resolution of parliament, its mother institution, that had clearly decided not to reopen the supply as long as drone attacks were not stopped,” he said.
Meanwhile, Local political activists strongly condemned the restoration of Nato supply to Afghanistan.
In separate statements to the Press, Jamaat-e-Islami District Ameer Amanullah Chattha and General Secretary Dr Muhammad Yaseen, PTI District President Amanullah Sandhu and local labour leader Arshad Ansari have termed the decision of the government to restore NATO supplies an insult to the nation and the Parliament.
They said that the government should link Nato supplies with end to drone attacks but regretted that innocent Muslims were being killed but the government had restored the Nato supplies to please US.