Defence of Pakistan Council rally. —Reuters (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) chief Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi on Tuesday dodged the Islamabad police, failing their three attempts to arrest the extremist cleric, DawnNews reported.

The police tried to arrest him immediately after he participated in a rally of Difa-i-Pakistan Council or Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC) staged in defiance of potential restoration of Nato supplies, but their efforts gone in vain.

It was the latest show of support for Defence of Pakistan, a coalition of around 40 religious and semi-religious parties chaired by Maulvi Samiul Haq dubbed as “father of Taliban.”

The joint sitting of parliament is looking to formulate new rules engagement with the US and Nato amid strained ties with the war ally in the aftermath of Nov 26 Salala check posts attack by the US forces which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

Ludhianvi ‘successfully’ dodged the police at Ninth Avenue and at Pindora Roundabout on second and third attempt consecutively for his arrest.

The chief of banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), now registered as ASWAJ, categorically refused to surrender himself and told this reporter that he would decide about the surrender after deliberations with his DPC colleagues.

 

Azaz Syed contributed to reporting from Islamabad.

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