ISLAMABAD - Terming the Rawlpindi's tragic incident on the occasion of Ashura a well-planned conspiracy against the country, Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC) on Monday urged the government to expose the culprits involved in the killing of people.

The DPC strongly appealed to the people of the country to demonstrate patience and tolerance in present situation as the Council will make all-out efforts in all provinces for reconciliation. "It is a ground drone strike against sovereignty of the country. This attack badly sabotaged the efforts of DPC for unity," said JUI-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq while addressing a press conference after holding a meeting to deliberate upon the situation after Rawalpindi tragedy. He was accompanied by Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, ASWJ head Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi, Jammat-e-Islami(JI) central leader Liaqat Baloch, Ansarul Ummah (AU) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman Khalil, Former ISI head Hamid Gul, PML (ZIA) chief Aijaz ul Haq, PML(Q) leader Ajmal Wazir and others.

Sharing the decisions of the meeting, the JUI-S chief said that the DPC in its meeting was unanimous in its decision to support the suspension of NATO supply line in protest of US drone attacks.

About his meeting with PTI's chief Imran Khan, he dodged a query and said that Nato supplies should also be suspended from Chaman (Balochistan). He also urged the Punjab government to shift its focus on apprehending the culprits and expose the conspiracy rather than making verbal but hollow statements.

Touching different other important matters in his press conference, he also expressed fear that Pervez Musharraf might exonerate from this high treason case. Almost hinting their disapproval about judicial commission to probe the incident, Maulana argued which system could not hold former military dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, how it would expose and bring to justice those involved in the Rawalpindi incident.

The JUI-S chairman came down hard on government on different matters including dialogue with Taliban, prime minister's stance on drone strike in USA and alleged non-seriousness to tackle the Rawalpindi tragedy. "We were waiting for the government's response but it deeply disappointed with its action as Nawaz Sharif had not forcefully taken up drone matters. Pakistan is already at war," he said, adding that they on one hand being attacked by drones while on the other hand several conspiracies are being hatched against Pakistan. The government should adopt 'shortest way' to expose the culprits, he added.

He said that the government was not much serious to control the situation as even after five hours no responsible person from government reached there.

Maulana also spoke against proposed most favoured nation (MFN) status for India. "It will be tantamount to disappoint Kashmiris," he added.

About one of decisions taken in meeting, he said that DPC strongly endorsed the decision of ASWJ about observing Friday as protest day. He said that despite the massacre DPC and other religious leaders wisely observed restraint.

Earlier, the sources said that the DPC meeting denounced the attack on the religious seminary 'Taleem-Ule-Qura'an', violating the sanctity of mosque, killing innocent people, destroying shops, and other damages in tragic incident of Rawalpindi.