In a statement issued on Sunday, Samiul Haq, the Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC) chairman, said the council was opposed to a military operation in North Waziristan. He said the government was pushing the Tribal Areas towards perennial bloodshed.
Haq said activities of the resistant forces would extend across Pakistan if the operation began.
The DPC, he said, rejected both the decision to restore Nato supplies and for the military operation in the area.
He said the council would announce its plan of action following a meeting scheduled after Eid. Haq said that America was using the Haqqani network as an excuse to make inroads into Pakistan.
“The Haqqani network does not exist in Pakistan,” he said.
He said the council’s activities had become limited due to Ramazan and the fact that several DPC leaders were away for Umra.
“Our activities will pick up after Eid,” he said.
The DPC chairman also expressed resentment
over actions against
seminaries particularly against the police raids to the Darul Uloom in Karachi.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2012.