DPC, JuD to resist US supply line to Afghanistan

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (C), head of the banned Pakistani charity organisation, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) attends a protest to mark Kashmir Solidarity day in Lahore on February 5, 2015. Pakistan observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5 to denounce Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, claimed in whole by both countries. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

FAISALABAD: Leaders of Religio-political parties and clerics of Difa-e-Ummat Conference on Friday vowed to launch a campaign against the US’s supply line in Pakistan that it uses to support its presence in Afghanistan.

The conference arranged by Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) was held at Dhobi Ghat Ground and was attended by a number of people.

The conference was held amid tight security by the JuD ‘volunteers’ who also looked after the other administrative affairs.

The speakers of the conference said they will start a massive campaign for the liberation of Jerusalem and Kashmir while endorsing Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief and alleged mastermind of Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed’s stance on Kashmir.

The speakers called for a UN inspection team to visit Indian-held Kashmir to observe the atrocities by the Indian forces in the vale.

Addressing the gathering, DPC Chairman Moulana Samiul Haq urged the participants to regain their freedom and identity by unity.

He also announced to unite all religio-political parties on one platform for the country’s defence.

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed also addressed the participants. He said, “Pakistan is a blessing of Allah; however today it faces a critical period. Every Pakistani has to come out and put in efforts for its defence.”

He also urged workers to be ready for spreading his so-called message of the country’s protection, in case of his arrest or detention.

Calling Indian PM Narendra Modi a ‘real terrorist’, Saeed claimed he was labeled as a terrorist by the Modi-led government only because he talked about freedom of Kashmir.

He also condemned the US declaration about Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and said that the US would not be able to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad also spoke on the occasion and endorsed Kashmir’s right to self-determination.

JuD Central Leader Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki claimed Hafiz Saeed was detained under Indian pressure. He further it was our duty to defend Khatm-e-Nabuwwat belief, and Kashmir and Palestine.

Syed Haroon Ghilani, MNA Jamshaid Ahmad Dasti, Ulema-o-Mashaaikh Council chief Khawaja Mueenuddin Koraija, Saeed Ahmad Asad, Moulana Ameer Hamza, Yaqub Sheikh, Moulana Zahid Mahmood Qasmi, Moulana Muhammad Zubair, leader JUI-S leader Moulana Muhammad Yousaf Shah, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) District President Ali Akhtar had also spoken on the occasion.