KARACHI: The Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), a joint platform of various religious and political parties, staged protest demonstrations and rallies in Karachi and parts of Sindh province on Friday against the likely resumption of Nato supply routes, and resolved to strongly oppose any such move by the government.
Speaking to a rally in Karachi, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chapter chief Muhammad Hussain Mehanti said the government’s plan to restore Nato supplies was against the will of people. He warned of strong protests and a ‘long march’ if the government caved in to US requests.
Participants of the rally were holding placards and banners inscribed with anti-US slogans.
Mehanti charged that the US had become a big threat for the security of the region, especially as it has turned a peaceful Afghanistan into a battlefield.
Protest rallies were also taken out in other cities and towns including Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Larkana and Sukkur after Friday prayers.
Protest rallies were also staged in Lahore, where the founder of now defunct Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the charity Jamaatud Dawa addressed a crowd.
Protest leaders also expressed their grave concern on missing Nato containers in Pakistan. They suspected that these containers of arms were now in the possession of criminals and are being used in Karachi and Balochsitan by anti-social elements.
View pictures of the protests here.
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