NATO attack: ‘Supply ban not enough, stop intelligence sharing’

Published: December 2, 2011

Pakistani Islamists burn US flags during a protest in Karachi on December 2, 2011, against the cross-border NATO air strike on Pakistani troops. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani Islamists burn US flags during a protest in Karachi on December 2, 2011, against the cross-border NATO air strike on Pakistani troops. PHOTO: AFP Members of Jamaatud Dawa stage a protest rally against NATO strike on a Pakistani border check post in Gujranwala on Friday. PHOTO: EXPRESS

GUJRANWALA: Speakers at a rally on Friday demanded that intelligence sharing with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan be stopped to avenge the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a recent attack in Mohmand Agency.

They said banning the movement of supplies through Pakistan was an insufficient response.

The protest titled Defence of Pakistan was organised by Jamaatud Dawa, a banned organisation. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Jamaat-i-Islami were also represented at the protest. Tariq Naeemullah and Maroof Khan from the PML-N and Iftikhar Chaudhry, the district amir; Rao Zafar and Zafar Iqbal from JI attended the protest.

JD leaders warned that they would launch a civil disobedience movement against the government if “it failed in protecting the sovereignty of the country in future as well”.

They rejected the US claim that the attack on the checkpost was not deliberate and that it was the result of a miscommunication. They said it was part of a conspiracy to dismantle the country’s nuclear weapons. “We have time and again warned against the US and India’s plots against Pakistan. The Nato and the Isaf are working on this agenda,” they said.

They said the country needed to review its foreign policy and that jihad (holy war) was the only way to tackle threats to sovereignty.

The protesters burnt flags of Nato and the US and pictures of Nato and Isaf officials.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2011. 

Reader Comments (8)

  • Malik
    Dec 2, 2011 - 9:41PM

    Now this is how u celebrate black friday in Pakistan? in the US we buy stuff in sale. big cultural difference.

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  • Dr.A.K. Tewari
    Dec 2, 2011 - 10:29PM

    Keep quite and take blood money according to shariya . Your protest is useless .

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  • rk from NY
    Dec 2, 2011 - 11:29PM

    of course….who expected anything constructive…????????Recommend

  • Big Thengaa
    Dec 3, 2011 - 12:21AM

    JuD….the past, present and future of Pakistan. Tell me Mr. JuD why not stop using all foreign inventions like electricity and guns and stick to everything non western and Islamic. The cloth what you wear is made from machines invented by west, please go back to hand made clothes.

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  • climp
    Dec 3, 2011 - 4:37AM

    are they talking about the ‘shared’ intelligence that led to the killing of bin-Laden?

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  • rehmat
    Dec 3, 2011 - 12:00PM

    If a banned organization is able to openly hold rallies, then what is the meaning of the ban.Recommend

  • Dec 4, 2011 - 3:03PM

    Big Thengaa: Juki machines are made in the west? Please spare us the “knowledge has a race/religion/creed” angle.

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  • Pk-Jawan
    Dec 5, 2011 - 3:35AM

    @Big Thengaa:
    what a stupid sense of humor.shall i start counting what Muslims invented.go to some kids forum and rant there Express tribune blogs aint for spamming and ranting it makes bad environment.

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