The Jamaatud Dawa on Sunday took out a rally to protest against Israeli aggression in Gaza.
Madrassah students, lawyers, traders participated in the rally from Chauburji Chowk to GPO Chowk on The Mall.
Jamaatud Dawa leader Hafiz Muhammad Saeed led the rally, attended by a large number of religious party leaders.
The protesters carried placards and posters and raised slogans against the US and Israel for killing Palestinians in Gaza.
Jamiat Ahle Hadith nazim Allama Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer, Jamaatud Dawa leader Hafiz Abdur Rahman Makki, Hamas leader Usama Hamdan, Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan leader Qari Zawwar Bahadur, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl leader Mualana Amjad Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami Deputy Secretary General Fareed Ahmad Paracha, Hafiz Abdul Ghaffar Ropri, Maulana Amir Hamza and Pir Haroon Gilani also addressed the rally.
They praised Hafiz Muhammad Saeed for highlighting the Palestine issue.
Saeed called upon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to organise a conference of Muslim leaders in Pakistan to support Palestinians.
He said Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran should set a deadline for Israel to stop killing of the people of Gaza. He said they should send their forces to Gaza if Israel did not stop its atrocities.
The Jamaatud Dawa leader called upon Chief of Amy Staff General Raheel Sharif to play his role in uniting the Muslim world. He said Muslims were weak because they were not united.
He said Pakistan was made in the name of Islam. He said the country’s atomic bombs should be used as deterrent to save Muslims. Saeed said the United Nations, NATO, IMF and World Bank had been formed to protect the interest of Jews and Christians. “Muslim countries should make a union on the pattern of the European Union and Muslim financial institutions to protect their interests.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th,2014.