The Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi will organise a rally to protest against the reopening of Nato supply routes today.
The decision was made in accordance with the Difa-e-Pakistan, which announced a schedule of demonstrations on Thursday.
After the Friday congregational prayers, the rally will set out from Jama Masjid Binori Town and go towards Mazaar-e-Quaid, where Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi chief Mohammad Hussain Mehanti and other leaders will address the rally.
“The United States carrying out a massacre of the innocent Afghan Muslims, while the government of Pakistan is providing reinforcement to the tyrant forces,” said Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi general secretary, Naseem Siddiqui.
He added that the Jamaat-e-Islami had already warned the government to not restore the Nato supply routes.
“The government, however, has put the country’s prestige and sovereignty at stake,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2012.