PESHAWAR: Difa-i-Pakistan Council on Thursday announced not to let food for Afghanistan-based Nato forces pass through Pakistan, saying the reopening of the supply route will mean accepting the US supremacy.
Speaking at a joint news conference with Jamaat-i-Islami Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief Professor Mohammad Ibrahim at Al-Markaz-i-Islami here, DPC chairman and JUI-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq said conditional restoration of Nato supply was meant to accept conditional slavery of Americans and that was unacceptable to the nation. He said the council’s April 15 public meeting had a great significance as it would be a warning to the pro-US people in Pakistan.
Mr Haq regretted that the Nato supply continued during Musharraf regime and the current government was giving it a legal shape through parliament’s consent. He said parliament had no authority to compromise national interests.
“We will stop Nato supply and in case any mishap happens, the entire responsibility will be with the government as Americans on the pretext of provision of protection to its supply will try to push its forces into Pakistan,” he said.
Mr Haq said supply of foodstuff to Americans in Afghanistan was un-Islamic as they would consume liquor and pork and kill Muslims for no fault of theirs and that was why DPC was opposed to such food’s passage through Pakistan.
JI leader Professor Ibrahim said his party would fully support the April 15 public meeting of DPC as it would an effective step towards ridding Pakistan of the US slavery. He asked the government to withdraw the decision to restore Nato supply to prevent people’s agitation.
JI provincial general secretary Shabbir Ahmad Khan, former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly deputy speaker Ikramullah Shahid, Maulana Yousaf Shah, Israrullah Advocate, Najam Khan Advocate and Abdul Haseem Haqqani also attended the news conference.—Bureau Report