DPC warns of long march if Nato routes reopened
QUETTA: The Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC), a group of right-wing parties, has threatened to launch a long march if the government reopens Nato supply routes to Afghanistan.
Addressing a public meeting at the Sadiq Shaheed football ground here on Thursday, the DPC leaders said they would not accept any decision of any forum, including the parliament, regarding the reopening of the routes. They claimed that restoration of Nato supplies was in conflict with Islamic teachings and, therefore, the government should not allow it.
They severely criticised the parliamentary resolution on the issue and warned the government to be ready for a civil war if it implemented the resolution.
The meeting was addressed by Maulana Samiul Haq, Maulana Asmatullah, Hafiz Saeed, Syed Munawwar Hasan, Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil, Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, Ejazul Haq, Gen (retd) Hamid Gul and Allama Tahir Ashrafi.
The DPC leaders said that the United States was not a friend of any nation or country of the world, including Pakistan, and accused Washington of trying to destabilise Pakistan by tabling a resolution in the US Congress on the Balochistan issue.
They appealed to Baloch leadership to hold talks to resolve the Balochistan issue peacefully.
They said that United States, in collaboration with India, wanted to trap Baloch separatists to sow disunity and discord in the country, but expressed the hope that Baloch leadership would frustrate designs of the United States.