While talking to Islam Times, the Head of a religious-political Alliance “Defense Council of Pakistan’’ Maulana Sami-ul Haq said, the resumption of the NATO supply line is "un-Islamic" since the arms to be transported through Pakistan are being used to "kill Muslims".
Islamabad has formally resumed the NATO supplies through its territory to Afghanistan after a suspension of seven months.
Samil-ul Haq said, “The resumption is also against the sentiments of the Pakistani public and parliamentary recommendations which had conditioned the restoration.”
He added “this is an unacceptable act since the resumption did not reflect a democratic decision of democratically elected government.”
The Defense of Pakistan Council (DPC) headed by Maulana Sami-ul Haq announced a protest march against the government's decision to reopen the supply line for NATO forces in Afghanistan.
The opposition alliance announced to hold long marches from the eastern city of Lahore to the capital Islamabad from July 8 to protest against the government's decision.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the Council in the city of Rawalpindi, which also decided to hold an all party conference to review details of the march on July 7. The DPC will also observe July 6 as a black day, the sources said.
He also called all religious and political parties to join the march to force the government into withdrawing its decision as he noted it make Pakistan an accessory to war and bloodshed in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sayed Munawar Hassan also strongly condemned the restoration of NATO supplies and said the rulers had put a seal on the "document of their slavery."
Meanwhile, Chief of Tehrike Insaf, Pakistan, Imran Khan said the parliament had lost its validity after the restoration of the NATO supply line.
Other political groups and religious parties including Majlise Wahdate Muslimeen also condemned Islamabad’s decision.
Deputy Leader of Majlise Wahdate Muslimeen, Allama Amin Shaheedi said, “The restoration of NATO supply means that Pakistan has re-entered its war on terror which has nothing to do with our national interests.”
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmad Khan at the weekly news briefing on Thursday said that the decision to reopen the NATO supply lines was made in view of national interest stressing the US had apologized to Pakistan for the Salala incident.
NATO’s supplies had been suspended by Islamabad when NATO’s jets killed 24 Pakistani border troops near Afghan border in Nov 2011.