LAHORE: An All Parties Conference (APC) held under the umbrella of Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC) on Saturday has come to an agreement on different issues regarding national autonomy, security and integrity.
However, the priority will be given to get the US forces out of the region, vacated all air bases of Pakistan and blocked the drone attacks.
The DPC has announced its long march schedule against Nato supply reopening according to which the march will commence from Lahore at 10:00 am on Sunday. The participants will stay in Gujrat at night and will march towards Islamabad via Rawalpindi.
The APC held here at a local hall on Saturday was attended by representatives of as many as fifty political and religious parties. Among them eminent were Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hasan, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, General Hameed Gul, Maulana Fazlur Rahim, Maulana Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Khadim Hussain Dhillun, Allama Ibtisam Ilahi Zahir, Hafiz Abdul Ghaffar Ropri, Ameer Hamza, Qari Muhammad Yaqub, Maulana Abdur Rauf Farooqui, Abdur Rahman Makki and others.
Addressing the gathering and later speaking to media representatives, DPC chairman Maulana Samiul Haq deplored that US once again had openly flouted the security and autonomy of Pakistan by recent drone strikes in North Waziristan that killed 24 people on Friday.
He lamented that the government had sold Pakistan’s sovereignty and autonomy for $1.1 billion while the US and its allies were suffering a loss of billions of dollars per day.
He said the US had at once paid back Pakistan in shape of drone attacks and “gifted” Pakistan with 22 bodies including women and children. If Parliament and Supreme Court had defended Pakistan, the situation will not have become so miserable, he added.
Maulana Sami-ul-Haq regretted that DPC invited other political leaders including PML-N president Nawaz Sharif, PTI Chairman Imran Khan, JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman and others to come forward for the ‘defence’ of the country but no one attended the APC. If anyone wants to lead the movement, we are ready to work his leadership, he offered.
He categorically denied the notion that DPC was working under the patronage of military or secret agencies and it had no political objectives.
The JI chief while addressing the APC, warned that if the nation will not get united on the issue, Pakistan will become a slave country. He deplored that the rulers had passed over the Parliament resolutions and ignored the apex court decisions.
He strongly reacted to the statement of PM’s Interior Advisor Rehman Malik said the government itself never obeyed any law.
He reiterated his demand that government should pull out from “War on Terror” for formulation of independent foreign policy. He said the country was being pushed toward anarchy in order to block Pakistan’s nuclear program.
The host of the APC Hafiz Saeed appealed to the masses to get united in order to transform Pakistan into a real autonomous and sovereign country.