Jamaat-e-Islami announces ‘dharna’ against Nato supply routes reopening
By Rizwan Khatik - Mon Jul 09, 2:24 pm
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) will hold a protest (dharna) against the reopening of Nato supply routes in the Hayatabad area of Peshawar on July 16, Express News reported.
Addressing the media on Sunday at the Islamic Center in Peshawar, JI leader and senator Professor Ibrahim said that by reopening the supply routes, the government had bypassed the Parliamentary resolution.
Referring to the proposed decision in this regard, he added that it was decided that the US would apologise over the Salala attack, which resulted in the loss of 24 Pakistan soldiers, and stop drone attacks in Pakistan. Instead, the US simply said ‘sorry’, which does not equate to an apology and drone attacks have not stopped either, he argued.
Professor Ibrahim said that the JI would force the government into withdrawing their decision to reopen Nato supply routes.
The JI will also hold a long march on July 17 from Bagh-e-Naran to Khyber Pass.