Lahore : An All Parties Conference (APC) held under the umbrella of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has come to an agreement on different issues regarding national autonomy, security and integrity. However, the priority would 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 Long March would commence from Lahore at 10:00 am. The participants would stay at Gujrat at night and would 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 Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, Ameer Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, General Hameed Gul, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahim, Maulana Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Khadim Hussain Dhillun, Allama Ibtisam Ilahi Zahir, Hafiz Abdul Ghaffar Ropri, Ameer Hamza, Qari Muhammad Yaqub, Maulana Abdu-ur-Rauf Farooqui, Abdur Rahman Makki and others.
Addressing and later talking to media persons, DPC chairman Maulana Sami-ul-Haq deplored that US once again had openly flouted the security and autonomy of Pakistan by recent drone strikes in Waziristan.
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 would 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 Fazl-ur-Rahman 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.
Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Syed Munawar Hassan while addressing the APC warned that if the nation would not get united on the issue, Pakistan would become a slave. He deplored that the rulers had passed over the Parliament resolutions and ignored the apex court decisions.
He strongly reacted to the statement of the advisor to the Prime Minister on Home Affairs 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.
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, General Hameed Gul, Liaqat Baloch, Abdur-Rauf Farroqui, Ameer Hamza, Allama Ibtisam Ilahi Zaheer, Khadim Hussain Dhillun, Dr. Syed Waseem Akhtar and others also spoke.