Enough of senseless hate harboring; civil society in Peshawar demands ban on Difa-e-Pakistan Council

Islamabad: (Tuesday, March 06, 2012) Fed up of listening baseless claims of defending Pakistan from those very people who have been supporting terrorism and suicide attacks in the country, the civil society in Peshawar took to
the street to demand a ban on the Difa-e-Pakistan Council.

Holding the stalwarts of the Council responsible for killings of over three million people, particularly Pashtuns, Idrees Kamal, the convener of the Aman Tehreek (Peace Movement) said, “Hamid Gul and his partners are responsible
for the massacre of three million people, in particular the Pashtuns.”

The next Difa-e-Pakistan rally has been announced on March 18 in Peshawar.

Condemning the Council’s history of always promoting chaos in the country, the speakers in the rally said, “Previously the council gathered under the name of Difa-e-Afghanistan and Islam, killing thousands of innocent people. Now
they have once again gathered to do so.”

Protestors were of the view that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, taking a suo moto notice, should impose a ban on the rally of the council. They also demanded the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to intervene and
not to allow the rally to happen in Peshawar.

Despite stringent security measures, a large number of people hailing from all walks of life participated in the rally.