As doubts linger over the government reopening the Nato supply lines, Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has made his stance clear over the issue. “Our talks with the US have failed,” said Saeed, while talking to the media before addressing a public gathering on Sunday.
“They (the US) didn’t tender an apology over the Salala attack, nor agreed upon stopping the drone strikes,” Saeed pointed out.
Nato supplies have remained closed since the Salala checkpost attack in November, 2011.
However, Saeed made it clear that the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) will continue to oppose the resumption of supplies, if the situation ever arises.
“If supplies are ever resumed, it will only entrench the US further in Afghanistan,” warned Saeed.
When questioned about the recent sectarian unrest in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), the JuD chief held the US and India responsible for the strife.
Alleging that India aims to create a new state by combining parts of G-B with Laddakh, Saeed asserted that “the US will also be able to achieve its objective of severing the road link between Pakistan and China.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2012.