DPC postpones ‘Aman March’
LAHORE, Dec 31: The Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC) postponed on Monday its ‘Aman March’ which was scheduled to be started from Karachi to Islamabad on Jan 11.
According to a press release, the DPC leadership in its steering committee’s meeting presided over by Jamaat-i-Islami Secretary-General Liaquat Baloch decided to postpone the march on account of bad weather conditions.
Though the committee didn’t announce any new date for the march, the party sources said the decision was taken because of the long march of the Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) which is scheduled to reach Islamabad from Lahore on Jan 14.
The meeting decided to hold a rally on Jan 5 to mark Kashmiris’ plebiscite day and the Kashmir Solidarity Day on Feb 5 under the aegis of the DPC.
MQM: The MQM Lahore chapter has asked its workers from districts of Lahore, Kasur, Nankana Sahib and Sheikhupura to actively participate in the TMQ rally and a sit-in in Islamabad on Jan 14.
According to a press release issued on Monday, party workers have been issued necessary instructions in this regard.
PROTESTS: The Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen decided on Monday to hold countrywide protests on Friday against the killing of Shias in Balochistan and other parts of the country.