Difa-e-Pakistan conference begins in Karachi


Karachi: The arrangements for Difa-e-Pakistan Council’s (DPC) ‘Defence of Pakistan’ conference in Karachi have been finalized as the leaders and supporter are reaching at Mazar-e-Quaid.

Jamat-e-Islami (JI) is hosting the event while volunteers of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) along with heavy contingents of police are performing security duties.

Dozens of billboards, posters and banners have been put up by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Ahl-e-Sunnat wal Jamat (ASWJ), JI and different other parties in the city.

Difa-e-Pakistan Council is a coalition of over 42 religious and political parties that has been vocally demanding the government keep Nato supply routes closed and withdraw its decision to grant India the status of most-favoured nation.

On Saturday, the DPC leaders vowed to stage a sit-in protest outside the Parliament House on February 20 against any plan for the restoration of Nato supplies. Besides, an all parties’ conference will be held on the Balochistan issue on February 23.