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Imran Khan to attend 'banned' Jamaat-ud Dawa's convention

January 19, 2012 12:20 IST

Banned terror organisation Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) has said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has confirmed his presence at the January 29 Difa-e-Pakistan gathering.

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Munawar Hassan and Awami League chief Sheikh Rasheed would also attend the meeting.

"We only want to show our hatred for the United States and India through this gatheringÂ…we want them to etch it on their coffins that the nation is united and will defend the nuclear capability of Pakistan at any cost," The Express Tribune quoted JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, as saying.

The JuD called on the Pakistan government to defend the country's nuclear assets because they are key to the country's survival. It also pointed out that conspiracies were being hatched against Pakistan's nuclear arsenal to declare the country a failed or terrorist state.

"We will not let Pakistan slide into the hands of secular forces in Pakistan as they have no attachment or relation with Pakistan," Saeed said.

He added that Pakistan had come out of its 'slumber' and called on the government to abandon "US slavery" policy.

"The drone attacks are proof that the level of loyalty of the government to the US and western powers is incomparable but at the same time, the fury of the people of Pakistan has also become immeasurable and it will sweep away the government," Saeed added.

Source: ANI