LAHORE: Defa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), an alliance of religious and political parties, has announced to postpone its long march scheduled from May 27 against opening of NATO supply route to Afghanistan.
This was announced by Liaquat Baloch, Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami and Chairman Steering Committee of the DPC in a press conference here at JI headquarters Wednesday night.
DPC leaders Maulana Amir Hamza, Allama Tahir Ashrafi, Amirul Azim, Maulana Abdul Malik, Maulana Abdur Rauf Farooqi, Allama Shamsur Rahman, Qari Mansoor Ahmed and others were also present.
Baloch said that the long march was postponed as Pakistan did not announce the restoration of NATO supplies during Chicago conference.
He added that the organizing committee has decided to continue the protests across the country against the NATO and US.
Baloch said that the heads of DPC would meet in JI Karachi office on May 26 and a convention of Ulema, students and labourers would be held near Mazar-e-Quaid to press for stoppage of NATO supplies.
He also condemned the killing of innocent people in Karachi. (APP)