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JuD-backed extremist outfit puts off long march against NATO supply routes reopening

May 24, 2012 - Lahore

The JuD-backed Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has withdrawn their call for a long march from Karachi to Islamabad, against the reopening of NATO supply routes, which was scheduled to start from May 27.

DPC leader Liaqat Baloch said since the government had made no move to reopen NATO supply routes during the Chicago conference, the DPC has decided to reschedule its march. He added that the long march was the last option for the DPC to stop the government from resuming NATO supplies, reports The Express Tribune.

Instead of the long march, on May 26, the DPC would hold a meeting in Karachi to announce the further strategy of its protests.

On May 27, the DPC would hold a convention of students, scholars and workers in Karachi, and on June 1, there would be sit-in protests at the divisional head quarters of the DPC across Pakistan.

DPC leaders maintained that the long march is an effective tool of public protest and will be used at the proper time. They demanded the religious scholars of the country to carry condemnation resolutions on May 25. They added that they would continue the movement till ouster of U.S. forces from the region.


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