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Long march ends SIC vows to struggle against Talibanisation

LAHORE: The Sunni Ittehad Council has vowed to continue the struggle against Talibanisation to save Pakistan from the evil designs of extremists and contest the next general elections from the SIC platform.

Addressing a big gathering outside the shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajveri, commonly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh, at the conclusion of Pakistan Bachao (Save Pakistan) long march in Lahore, SIC ChairmanSahibzada Fazal Karim demanded an all parties conference (APC) to purge the government bodies of militants’ supporters. He said another long march would be called from the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi to the Baba Farid shrine in Pakpattan.

The other leaders of the SIC who were present on the occasion included Haji Hanif Tayyab, Sarwat Ejaz Qadri, Pir Syed Iqbal Shah, Dr Ragib Naeemi, Safdar Shah Gilani, Mufti Fazal Rehman Okarvi, Syed Mehfooz Mashahdi, Syed Shahid Gardezi, Sahibzada Arif Naeem Noori and others.

Fazal Karim, an MNA from Faisalabad, condemned the drone attacks in Pakistan, saying the rulers must stop serving as the agents of the USA. He said terrorism in Pakistan was a result of distribution of dollars, pounds and riyals among the rulers, being given to them for fulfilment of a nefarious agenda. He called upon the foreign powers to stop the bloody game in Pakistan and urged the United Nations to take notice of violation of human rights in Kashmir.

Fazal Karim said the goal of “Inqilab-e-Nizam-e-Mustafa” was not far away now and a movement in this regard had already been launched.

Heavy police contingents were deployed outside the Data Darbar Complex on Sunday and all roads leading to the area were blocked by installing barriers before the arrival of the long march participants. The procession reached Lahore at 11pm and it took it nearly one hour to reach the Data Darbar area.

Gujranwala: The SIC leaders said in Gujranwala the ‘Pakistan Bachao’ rally was being held against the deteriorating law and order situation in country, suicide attacks on shrines, the unprecedented price-hike in the country and the government’s plans to abolish the blasphemy laws and set free a blasphemy convict.

Fazal Karim said the long march would bring about a change in the country and the rulers would have to take notice of people’s problems. The SIC long march cavalcade, starting from Islamabad on Saturday, reached Gujranwala after Maghrib prayers on Sunday and continued its journey towards Lahore.

The SIC activists from Gujranwala also joined the rally. No untoward incident took place as the caravan from the city. The SIC leaders condemned the arrest of religious parties activists and leaders and demanded their immediate release. The long march participants were travelling in wagons, cars, buses and motorbikes.

Gujrat: The participants of the long march were accorded a warm reception in four major towns of district Gujrat when they entered the district limits by crossing the river Jhelum bridge in Sara-i-Alamgir. Scores of Pakistan Muslim League-Q activists, led by former education minister Mian Imran Masood, MPA Khalid Asghar and Chaudhry Tufail, also accorded a rousing reception to the participants of the long march at the GTS Chowk in Gujrat. The SIC members also received a warm welcome in Kharian and Lalamusa.

Lalamusa: SIC leader Haji Fazal Karim said the Punjab government had failed to maintain law and order in the province. He said the goal of Nizam-e-Mustafa was near, adding that change in the system would be made through vote power and long march would bring a change in the country.
Source: The News
Date:11/29/2010