DPC vows to stand firm against resumption of Nato supplies

Hafiz Saeed says India, west are responsible for the security problems in Balochistan and Gilgit- Baltistan.

Umer Farooq April 15, 2012
DPC vows to stand firm against resumption of Nato supplies

PESHAWAR: The Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has vowed to stand firm against resumption of Nato supplies to Afghanistan.  

At a rally in Peshawar attended by nearly 12,000 people, the DPC, a coalition of 42 religious and political parties, presented its 10-point manifesto. The council’s primary demand is that Nato supplies are not resumed and US and Nato forces from all Pakistani airbases are evacuated.

DPC activists have vowed to not allow a single container to reach Afghanistan via Pakistan.

The manifesto also includes a message to secular elements, to not become supportive of “unislamic” forces. An end to drone strikes and support of the Afghan Taliban and the freedom struggle in Indian Kashmir are also part of the said points.

Chairman DPC Maulana Samiulhaq said that despite a unanimous resolution by Parliament to condemn drone attacks, the US airstrikes had continued unabated.

Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jamat-u-Dawa, said India and the west were responsible for the security problems in Balochistan and Gilgit- Baltistan.

“Western allies are facing severe resistance from Taliban in Afghanistan. The US and its allies blame Pakistan for their defeat and in revenge have fuelled violence in Gilgit -Baltistan and are aiding separatists in Balochistan,” Saeed said.

“We will not hesitate to take any measure against the resumption of Nato supplies,” said Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Lodhyanvi. “When the US came to know that the DPC was the only hurdle in resuming Nato supplies, they started plotting conspiracies and announced a US$10 million bounty for Hafiz Saeed.”

President Muslim Conference and former prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Attiqur Rehman said Pakistan is confronted with both internal and external challenges. He expressed his concerns about Kashmir being ignored in President Asif Ali Zardari’s speech to the joint session of Parliament.


Hamda imam | 12 years ago | Reply @dpc. Is it not chance for you to stand firm against every action that doesn't match your theory?nation will support you or if unable to deliver unity in next elections, Then will you very kindly give right to every pakistani to curse you?
Mr Optimist | 12 years ago | Reply

@MarkH: So, there’s now an official and advertised Afghan Taliban support group making threats to those outside Pakistan that is officially accepted by the Pakistani government. Yes, there is. Point being?

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