Nato Transit Routes: DPC announces long march on July 8

Published: July 5, 2012
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Committee formed to approach political, religious groups for support for long march, says DPC chairman Samiul Haq.  PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

Committee formed to approach political, religious groups for support for long march, says DPC chairman Samiul Haq. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

RAWALPINDI: 

Difa-e-Pakistan Council, or DPC, announced that its component parties would stage a long march on July 8 against the federal government to protest the reopening of the Nato transit routes.

“A committee has been formed to approach other political and religious groups for support for the long march which will start from Lahore,” DPC Chairman Maulana Samiul Haq told a news conference on Wednesday.

Attendees at the news conference included all major DPC leaders, including Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Hameed Gul, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Liaqat Baloch.

“One woman phoned another woman and said ‘sorry’. If Pakistan and the US have cut any deal on reopening Nato transit routes it should be made public,” said Maulana Samiul Haq referring to Tuesday’s telephone call between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2012.

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  • Shyam
    Jul 5, 2012 - 12:34PM

    Difa-e-Pakistan Council, or DPC, announced that its component parties would stage a long march on July 8
    They should take a long march to US through the Atlantic Ocean

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  • ifti
    Jul 5, 2012 - 1:02PM

    The PPP govt has sold us Pakistanies down the river.No pride No respect Not even faced saved.We should get up and stop the trucks now. No more thinging.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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  • Liberal
    Jul 5, 2012 - 1:51PM

    There is no logic protesting against NATO supplies especially when US is the sole super power. As a peaceful democratic country we should tell the world that the whole Pakistan is against terrorism and there is no single voice in the country against the USA. Anyone who is protesting against NATO supplies is either actually a Taliban or playing in the hands of the rogue elements in our agencies. In a modern society, there is no need to discuss whether Pakistan should allow NATO supplies. Those who think that we should have some sort of national pride are living in an old conservative world. These kind of ideas have no room now. Look at India, how they progressed without ever mentioning their national pride. NATO is doing a great job and we should all support them.

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  • Wtf?
    Jul 5, 2012 - 10:45PM

    PTI is ending the slavery of army and PPP gov.

    NATO supplies is against peace in the region, and PTI will end this crap once and for all

    With 70 percent support, no one can stop PTI

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  • Sandip
    Jul 6, 2012 - 3:07AM

    @ifti: Do you want to have food served to you in your next plate or your Ghairat? Since you cannot have both. Not at the stage that Pakistan is in right now. So please decide and let everyone know.

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  • Scaramouche
    Jul 7, 2012 - 11:45AM

    @Wtf? Are you off topic or are you suggesting that PTI and DPC are basically the same thing? I think we both know the answer to that one…. :)

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