DPC takes out long march to protest restoration of NATO supplies
16 July, 2012
QUETTA: Thousands of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) activists took out a long march from Quetta to Chaman and staged a sit-in to protest against the restoration of NATO supplies.
"Today's big gathering is a referendum against the government which has restored the supplies against wishes of the people," the DPC leaders said, adding that bypassing the parliamentary resolutions was a disservice to the country. The long march that started from Quetta on Saturday reached Chaman on Sunday.
The participants of the long march, led by DPC Chairman Samiul Haq along with Maulana Abdul Qadir Loni, Abdul Matin Akhundzada, Maulana Ameer Hamza, Maulana Sheikh Yaqoob and others, stayed at Yaro, Pishin, Jungle Piralizai and Qila Abdullah before reaching Chaman.
Strict security measures were taken by the provincial administration to avoid any untoward incident, while movement of vehicles transporting NATO supplies were also stopped on Quetta-Chaman Highway.
Addressing the gathering in Chaman, the DPC leaders said that by participating in the long march the people had given their verdict against the resumption of NATO supplies. "The resumption of supplies was only a decision of the rulers who bypassed the people," they added.
Terming the resumption of NATO supplies treason with the country, the DPC leaders said that the decision was a big joke with the nation.
"Rulers took the decision due to immense pressure from their foreign masters, who have crushed the will of the people, but the long march is a referendum against the decision," they said, adding that the people would never accept such decision and it should be withdrawn forthwith.
Condemning drone attacks in the Tribal Areas, the DPC leaders said that thousands of innocent people, including women and children, had been killed in such strikes and the US and its allies would have to answer for it. "The people of Pakistan will never succumb to the US aggression," they added.
Criticising the government, they said that dollars had blinded the rulers who had totally neglected the interests of the country and recommendations of parliament on the issue.
They said that the resumption of supplies was the first step towards destruction of the Muslim Ummah and had put the future of 180 million Pakistanis at stake.
They said that rulers had no other option but to cut off their relations with the US, adding that if they did not take serious steps the results would be very dangerous.
They said that the US and its partners were international terrorists who were targeting Muslims throughout the world. "Aggressions in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan are clearly demonstrating terrorism towards Muslim countries," they added.
They claimed that through NATO supplies, deadly weapons, arms and ammunitions were being transported to Afghanistan, which were used against innocent Muslims, seminaries and mosques.
DPC leaders said that keeping in view the interest of country, rulers should suspend NATO supplies via Pakistan. "The rules should sever all relations with anti-Muslim countries, including the United States," they demanded.