KARACHI – Difa-e-Pakistan Council leaders on Saturday said they would bitterly resist the resumption of NATO supplies.

Addressing a press conference after a DPC meeting, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hassan said that the restoration of the NATO supply line supply would lead to repetition of Salala attack-like incidents.

He said the reinstatement of the NATO supplies from Pakistan would be a collective political genocide, adding that American-slave rulers were hatching a conspiracy to snatch the independence and sovereignty of the Pakistani nation. He announced that an important meeting of DPC leaders would be held on June 5 at Jamia Haqqania Akhora Khattak to decide a final strategy in the case of the resumption of NATO supplies.

“We will organise a long march against the possible restoration of the NATO supplies,” Hassan said, and appealed to the nation to stage a massive protest against the supply line reopening to give a clear message to the political and military leadership of the country.

He said that DPC workers’ convention would be held on May 27 on MA Jinnah Road while on June 01, the DPC will organize a nationwide protest.

Speaking on the occasion, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed said, “We would use the tool of long march on the right time with complete arrangements.”

The US and India were conspiring to destabilise Pakistan, he said, “We would not let Pakistan to become an Indian market and a safe passage to Afghanistan for the US.”

He appealed to the nation and religious and political parties to unite against the possible lifting of the supply line ban.

Condemning the remarks of Pakistan diplomat in America for the release of India RAW agent Sirbejeet Singh, he alleged that Sirbajeet Singh was involved in anti-state and terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, JI leader Liaquat Baloch, JUI-S central leader Mufti Usman Yar Khan, Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi and others were also present at the news conference.