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PTI leader shares stage with JuD leader Makki

ANI  |  Peshawar [Pakistan] 

The of Pakistan's province, Pervez Khattak, was reportedly seen sharing the stage with banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa's (JuD) and terrorist Hafiz Abdur Rehman Makki, during a public meeting of the Difa-i-Council (DPC), in on Sunday.

The participation of Khattak, a Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, in the conference stirred a controversy in the political circles.

Makki is the brother-in-of United Nations-designated terrorist and 26/11 terror mastermind

Saeed addressed the council's 'Tahaffuz Baitul Muqaddas Conference' via telephone after he was stopped by the from attending the conference, reported.

Makki was present on the stage in the absence of Saeed.

"was a of the DPC, but his party's shared the stage with leaders of extremist groups," Dawn quoted Awami National Party's Zahid Khan, as saying.

However, the PTI has not joined the DPC, which is a coalition of more than 40 Pakistani political and religious parties.

Maulana Samiul Haq's (JUI-S), which recently formed an electoral alliance with the PTI, is a member of the DPC.

Addressing the conference, Maulana Samiul Haq, who is also of the DPC, said, "should not consider a piece of cake. Its forces had suffered defeat in and Pakistan will be the worst graveyard for Americans,"

He said US had declared "war against Pakistan" by issuing threatening statements.

Trump recently castigated Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists, following which announced to cut off military aid to Pakistan, for not taking "necessary steps" to curb terrorism.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:10 IST