Wed, 04 Jul 2012 22:18:46 GMT | By IANS

Pakistani Islamic groups oppose NATO supply lines' reopening

Islamabad: Leaders of Islamic parties in Pakistan Wednesday opposed Islamabad's decision to reopen supply routes for NATO forces to Afghanistan.


Pakistani Islamic groups oppose NATO supply lines' reopening

The US had to suspend drone attacks after a NATO drone strike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in Mohmand Agency Nov 26, 2011. A furious Islamabad barred the passage of NATO supplies through the country.

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she offered her "deepest regrets" to Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar for the "tragic incidents".

This paved the way for Pakistan to reopen the NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, Pakistan's Islamic groups angrily reacted to the government's decision, saying they will hold demonstrations against the reopening of the NATO supply line.

The Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC), an alliance of nearly 40 religious-political groups, said a protest plan would be chalked out against the government's step over NATO supplies.

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