PESHAWAR: The Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC) has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to take suo moto action against the ongoing US drone attacks in the tribal areas and direct the government and Pak Army to fulfill the requirements of Article 245 of the Constitution to ensure the integrity and solidarity of the country.
Provincial leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami Maulana Syed Mohammad Yousaf Shah briefed newsmen about the recently held meeting and its decisions during a press conference on Monday.
Flanked by representatives of all the components parties of the DPC, he asked the Supreme Court to direct the government to compensate the heirs of 3,315 Pakistanis killed in the US drone attacks.
He said it was astonishing to note that the Supreme Court was taking suo moto action of minor cases but it remained silent over the killing of thousands of citizens in the drone attacks.
The DPC comprising the Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (ideological), Jamaat Ahle Sunnat and others were represented by their leaders including Zakir Shah, Ikramullah Shahid, Maulana Ismail Darwesh, Zubair Anjum advocate, Syed Sher Shah, Saeedur Rehman Safi and Maulana Abdul Haseeb Haqqani.
Maulana Yousaf Shah said that all the parties in the DPC unanimously asked the
army to take steps to restore and win confidence of the nation. Terming the DPC’s formation as need of the hour after the conclusion of Prime Minister’s All Parties Conference (APC) and unanimous resolutions of the parliament, Yousaf Shah said their parties represented national sentiments.
He said 180 million people would be behind their army if the US or India attacked Pakistan. He said the Pakistani nation would face American aggression with the zeal of jihad and the DPC would change the political thinking into jihadi line to face the enemies. The DPC leader observed that they were aware of the fact that the US, after facing crushing defeat in Afghanistan, had planned to push Pakistan into crisis through various pretexts including drone attacks, economic crisis and Raymond Davis-like issues.
He asked the government to implement the unanimous resolutions of the parliament and the All Parties Conference to prove the parliament as a supreme body. The DPC participants were of the firm belief that the presidency was completely in American shackles and trampling the nation and its institutions through secret agreements,” Yousaf Shah said.
He said they had contacted all the parties and even the minorities to come forward for defence of Pakistan. He said the DPC would file cases in the Peshawar High Court against the US drone attacks and asked the rulers to unveil the secret agreement to this effect that the government had made with the US.