NATO countries request reopening of supply routes, Imran refuses

Published: December 9, 2013

Imran Khan says the supply routes will remain closed till the drone strikes are not stopped. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

LAHORE: Representatives of Nato member countries requested Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to reopen supply routes to Afghanistan via Pakistan, Express News reported on Monday.

The Nato countries said that the blockade was causing inconvenience to the Nato forces in Afghanistan.

Imran, however, turned down the request and said that the blockade would continue till drone strikes are stopped.

On November 24, the PTI blocked the Nato supply route in Peshawar after inviting all political parties to join their protest against the drone attack in which Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud was killed.

Activists in northwest Pakistan, some armed with clubs, have been forcibly searching trucks since late November to try to halt Nato supplies. In response, the US military suspended shipments of equipment out of Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Torkham is a key transit point used by the Americans and Nato to withdraw military hardware from Afghanistan, as part of a troop pullout set to end next year.

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Reader Comments (110)

  • Sohaib Irshad
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:09PM

    I dream of a day………………

    may be its one of the first!Recommend

  • Dec 9, 2013 - 6:10PM

    One Man Army..Rest are cowards, We all know!

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  • Turbo
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:12PM

    Don’t underestimate the power of a common KHAN!

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  • uali
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:16PM

    This shows that he is not a hypocrite like Gillani, Zardari and others. He tells them the same story he tells his nation.

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  • A-No.1
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:17PM

    Now what will the Shariff brothers do. Any guesses?

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  • Usama
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:19PM

    Like a B.O.S.S

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  • Bilal
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:19PM

    Imran Khan… is truly Pakistan Khan. He is the true lion.

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  • Pakistani1
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:19PM

    You may hate him but you cant deny that First time EVER such a strong action has been taken in the country

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  • Haroon Farooq
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:29PM

    Bring ur Sons back from Nato then take a stand…Pathetic lie at its best

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  • Shaikh Mohommad
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:29PM

    The only thing I can say from the bottom of my heart is “Long Live Imran Khan and his supporters”. Will Nawaz Sharif wake up for the slumber and accept the demand of the people of Pakistan viz Bye Bye America. Pakistan is an independent country and not a slave of America.

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  • Baba Ji
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:34PM

    ‘atta boy !! … where is the rest of the Baysharm “democratic” political force ?

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  • Ibrahim
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:36PM

    Its the first time after ages that I have read a piece of news which has got these three words in it. NATO – REQUEST – REJECT – its a rarity for such things to happen in Pakistan – full marks to our one and only Imran Khan who is making it happen for the nation. Keep it up !

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  • Ashkenazi
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:40PM

    Muslim country supporting Zionist NATO while Khan labelled as Yahudi is opposing them. Truth is stranger than fiction.

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  • salman
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:50PM

    @Haroon Farooq:
    That is true about nawaz sharif. Good point sir!

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  • Uzair Malik
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:50PM

    True son of the land!!! Pakistan khan is bringing back the much awaited self-esteem and respect. The world shall now see the nation of lions being led by a LION!!

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  • Shah (Berlin)
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:09PM

    @Haroon Farooq:

    A typical PML N reply. Always start with a personal remark. Policies and strategy is not in PML N’s Agenda.
    Lion of mouth with no progress…..!!!

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  • Azhar
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:09PM

    Pakistan must find the strength within itself to deal with its own problems. Foreign interference is disturbing its evolutionary path to wholesome nationhood.

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  • salman
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:10PM

    Where are all the people who were saying this is only a one day dharna or a musical concert? Still waiting for the sher to wake up? :)

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  • Salman Hussain
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:30PM

    That’s a leader not politician IK Zindabad.

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  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:36PM

    We love you Imran. You will be the true PM of Pakistan one day. That will be the best day for us when we can hold our heads up high as a free and strong nation.

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  • Mudassir
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:37PM

    Why the author didn’t mention anything about the dialog process that was sabotaged due to this attack?

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  • AAH
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:38PM

    NATO countries should stop all aid from the provinces that stop the supplies which are in total violation of Security Council resolutions

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  • Nikki
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:43PM

    Weak is always weak, weak state with fragile economy cannot force the world powers to bow and accept the demands by weak.All those are having dream———–they must study history and the historical consequences. At this stage Pakistan cannot confront with the world,we have to think about Pakistani those are living in Europe and America.
    The world may not need us but we need the world.

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  • Sara Khan
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:59PM

    I am seriously ashamed of Pakistan Army who is suppose to protect country’s borders.

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  • sajjad syed
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:00PM

    Imran Khan is setting a very bad precedence. Every CM of every province and then district will be able to impact National Policy through thugs. Disappointed that I voted for him. Sorry NS.

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  • amoghavarsha.ii
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:07PM

    Nato requested to open the route, IK rejected, will IK “request” something in future to NATO countires, will Nato countries oblige or reject, time will tell, time is a great leveller, wait and watch.

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  • Ian
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:10PM

    On the BBC website it states “However, US officials say the suspension of shipments was a temporary measure and is now over” – What is NS feeding the US now?

    @AAH – SC resolutions? how about international law that does not allow drone attacks? “All” aid is measly – Pakistan is being ripped off, coughing from its own pockets for NATO supplies.

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  • fawad
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:11PM

    The true lion imran khan

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  • Zubair Khan
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:15PM

    @Nikki:
    Happy to see some one talking sense.

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  • Ian
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:16PM

    @Nikki – if you are being bullied on a daily basis then comes a day no matter how weak you will stand up for yourself, if you don’t, you will always have more bullies to contend with.

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  • Saad Ali Shah
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:17PM

    Hats off Mr Imran Khan. Pakistan needs leader like you. You have the courage to speak with US and Nato countries. We are a nuclear-power nation. We are not slave, we are free and I love Pakistan. May Allah bless my country from all evils and gives strength to Imran Khan to lead My Pakistan. I am a student, not a political worker, but I know the will of Imran Khan for Pakistan. Pleas all my brothers and sister Support Imran Khan. I want a better and bright Pakistan. Imran Qadam bharawo Hum tumhari sath hain.Recommend

  • unbelievable
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:20PM

    @Ashkenazi:

    Muslim country supporting Zionist NATO
    while Khan labelled as Yahudi is
    opposing them. Truth is stranger than
    fiction.

    Turkey is a member of NATO and Israel is not – your ignorance and anti Western bias are showing.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:28PM

    Imran is playing the same character which Bhutto played during 1970. Bhutto was instrumental for stopping supplies to East Pakistan after he played in the hands of Indians and their agents. Now kids of presents time have made Imran a hero. End result of Imran’s drama will be no different than Bhutto’s dramas.

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  • shah
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:41PM

    NATO supply to Afghanistan was not stopped in the first place, only a few trucks were turned back by PTI thugs. This story is suspicious.

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  • JD
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:53PM

    Hah! And weren’t they saying that stopping the supplies through this route won’t cause much problem?

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  • Zalmai
    Dec 9, 2013 - 8:59PM

    PTI is only hurting the Pashtuns and the economy of KPK and Afghanistan. Imran Khan is a Punjabi so he doesn’t care about the plight of Pashtuns, he is just worried about his political career.

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  • Malik Nasir
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:09PM

    He appears to be ” Bal Thackeray” of KPK.

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  • MA
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:10PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:

    “End result of Imran’s drama will be no different than Bhutto’s dramas.”

    At least he would not leave his country at the wee hours by signing an agreement and play a victim and then lie to his countrymen for years..

    @Nikki:
    “At this stage Pakistan cannot confront with the world,we have to think about Pakistani those are living in Europe and America.”

    So now Pakistanis living abroad have become more important than the ones living in Pakistan , eh!. …Seriously you need to think before you write.

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  • MA
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:15PM

    @Nikki:
    before you lecture others on history and its importance you should remember that nations are not built on foreign aids. Unless you have no respect for yourself, no one will respect you.

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  • Midhat
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:23PM

    “their protest against the drone attack in which Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud was killed”

    @ET: He is protesting against all drone strikes not just one drone strike! Stop the bias already!

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  • MA
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:28PM

    Mian Sahab in his recent interview said, during his visit to USA, Obama asked me, “tell me Mr Sharif, what can I do for you?”

    I asked him about drone strikes and he just nodded his head!

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  • sashayub
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:31PM

    @Pakistani1:
    seems like you forgot about the stoppage of NATO supply routes, ALL NATO supply routes after Salala incident………….or have you just woken up now???

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  • Abhishk (Haryana)
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:39PM

    It seems Mr. IK has no issue to address in Pakistan.Would NATO’s stoppage strenghten Pakistan?Would America stop drone? No

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  • Spock
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:43PM

    NATO countries should revoke Imran’s visa and see how supplies open overnight.

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  • Muhammad
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:44PM

    IK has got no sense of history or politics, cheap popularity stunt.

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  • Abhishk (Haryana)
    Dec 9, 2013 - 9:53PM

    @MA:

    I feel sorry to know your ignorant about the ground reality.
    Do you think you are a nation?Recommend

  • Historian
    Dec 9, 2013 - 10:02PM

    @MA:
    Respect cannot be gained or retianed through emotions.
    I have read all comments and feel that every one likes overnight change,its only a mirage————– Recommend

  • Last Word
    Dec 9, 2013 - 10:05PM

    The law must take its course against Imran Khan and his supporters for his illegal stand which is not endorsed by the Federal Government who is put to great embarrassment for not been been able to fulfil its international commitments.Recommend

  • Moiz Omar
    Dec 9, 2013 - 10:17PM

    I may not fully agree with Imran Khan but I have to give him credit for sticking by what he thinks is right.Recommend

  • Ranjan
    Dec 9, 2013 - 10:21PM

    Pakisan contains a great variety of peoples, I wonder if Imran Khan is representing all of them?
    @Nikki:
    Certainly , I appreciate your view and admire that people like you have concern about the up coming days.Recommend

  • Saeed
    Dec 9, 2013 - 10:38PM

    Good work PTI. Now is the time. Stay firm and focused. I wish PTI all the best although I am not a PTI supporter.Recommend

  • javaid randhawa
    Dec 9, 2013 - 10:45PM

    Is imran khan demanding wrong?Recommend

  • Atta
    Dec 9, 2013 - 10:55PM

    Imran Khan’s sons are living in NATO countries because they are under lawful custody of their mother and they live there of free will,
    You cannot force anyone other than your own self in where to live. Recommend

  • csmann
    Dec 9, 2013 - 11:06PM

    Now Pakistan won’t be able to say it was just against USA.It is Pakistan against the world.Doesn’t bode well.Recommend

  • negtv
    Dec 9, 2013 - 11:09PM

    Ik earned back the lost glory of our nation!!Recommend

  • Tariq
    Dec 9, 2013 - 11:13PM

    It is interesting to note that all the NATO supplies are transported through NLC trucks. Obviously it is not hard to understand under whose authority NLC lies. NATO countries claim to be civilized and speaks high of law. It is strange they ask Pakistan to act violating its own law and people aspirations.Recommend

  • Asad
    Dec 9, 2013 - 11:13PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    And when you don’t have an argument, you come up with such lame facts?Recommend

  • S.A
    Dec 9, 2013 - 11:27PM

    Hats off to Imran Khan and brave People of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Akhtarrao
    Dec 9, 2013 - 11:32PM

    @Atta:
    well said
    @Hstorian :well said
    @MA:
    Please open your eyes and see the world how much different is, dont see the world with your own lensesRecommend

  • Bilal
    Dec 9, 2013 - 11:32PM

    Imran Khan has proven to be an honest and sincere leader. All other parties and their supporters are ignorant hypcorites. He is not the PM nor the leader of the oppostion but clearly everyone expects Imran Khan to do everything.Recommend

  • Save Pakistan
    Dec 9, 2013 - 11:49PM

    Did closing of NATO supply routes after Salala stop drones ???? If it didn’t work then when Pakistan actually had reason to be upset what makes people think it will work now. I can understand the leaders thinking they can do this and it might work in diverting public attention but it just shows how foolish a majority of the Pakistani population is and this unfortunately includes the educated class. Living in delusion has destroyed the moral fabric of Pakistan and being fed so much lies has led to people living in a completely different reality than the rest of the world.

    All those who will ask god to help Pakistan must realize that god only helps those who help themselves.Recommend

  • Ysser
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:00AM

    ET….. Please correct your biased reporting.
    The NATO supplies were blocked after drone fired four missiles at Islami Madrassa Muktaba Darul Uloom in Tal area of “Hangu, Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa”, killing six people and injuring at least eight others on 21st November 2013…………………………and not on the death of Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed on 1st November 2013 when the drone targeted Mehsud’s vehicle in the Dande Darpakhel, some 5km (3miles) north of the region’s main town, Miranshah.
    .
    @Zalmai… for your information and correction, though Imran Khan’s native village is Mianwali, Punjab but he is in fact a “Niazi”, a famous Pashtun tribe of Lodhi descent so he is, by caste, not a Punjabi. Please talk sense before making any hatred or biased comment.

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  • truthbetold
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:06AM

    Pakistanis can thank Imran Khan for kissing good-bye to billions of dollars when the country is near broke and foreign debt default hangs over Pakistan like Damocles’ sword.

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  • Barkaat khan
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:12AM

    Imran khan stance about drones and war against terrorism remained the same for the last one decade and he still firm on this issue.Frankly speaking inspite of America and Nato alliance countries joint Military operations could not produce peace but more dangerous situation in Afghanistan.

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  • Sara Khan
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:13AM

    I m not so surprised comments posted by people who on the other side of Attock. Trust me if you have to deal with drones (like people in KPK), you all will leave your kids behind and save your own lives, left alone blocking the supply line.

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  • AK
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:36AM

    I don’t understand why Pakistanis believe, that ending drone strikes will, some how eliminate all of Pakistan’s woes.
    Lets say USA stops the strikes, who will take out the terrorists? how will you stop suicide bombing? Also what guarantee does Pakistan provide to international community that, its territory will not be used to train and plan act of international terrorism. If you ask me America is doing a big favor to Pakistan by doing their dirty work.Recommend

  • Azim
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:38AM

    Well done Imran, I am proud of you…

    thanks

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  • Uzair Malik
    Dec 10, 2013 - 1:00AM

    @abhishek:
    Dude you have too much time in your hands just like your country, to poke your nose into other peoples country’s/affairs. Sorry if you find my words offensive but SERIOUSLY dude, mind your own business!!

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  • Akhtar
    Dec 10, 2013 - 1:15AM

    @javaid randhawa:
    Doing wrong

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  • Rabia Shah
    Dec 10, 2013 - 1:44AM

    proude of you Imran Khan man of word hounour and degnity…keep it up PTI ..what he shay same he does..we need him as leader of our country not hypocrate Nawaz and Zardari..

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  • Sexton Blake
    Dec 10, 2013 - 2:02AM

    @unbelievable:
    Dear unbelievable,
    It has been obvious for some time that with few exceptions Western countries, particularly the 5 eye countries, appear to be very influenced by Israeli thinking. Fortunately, NATO is being controlled to some extent by the Russian/Chinese veto power in the so called Security Council. It is quite obvious that your pro-Western bias is showing.

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  • osman
    Dec 10, 2013 - 2:20AM

    hey Imran Khan is doing very well i really support IK for stopping NETO supply … Long live Ik may GOD bless u , we all are with you inshahAllah …

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    Dec 10, 2013 - 2:22AM

    A consideration: How would Pakistan react, if our neighbour India suddenly block or divert the flow of the rivers?

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  • zaid ahmed abro
    Dec 10, 2013 - 2:35AM

    @zalmai please stop this provincialism, the people of kpk are supporting him on this step, and whether or not this policy will br a success you cant start blaming it on other people that they are punjabi,balochi or so that why thay are doing so. Everyone is differant human being with differant policies. And just in case your wondering, no iam not Punjabi.

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  • polpot
    Dec 10, 2013 - 7:39AM

    Why dont NS & IK toss a coin
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    In the fair cricketing way?

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  • Prat
    Dec 10, 2013 - 9:05AM

    @MA: So now Pakistanis living abroad have become more important
    after foreign aid remmitances are basis of your economy. just don’t divide your own people and protect one on cost of other.

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  • rizkhan
    Dec 10, 2013 - 9:48AM

    Sham on NATO countries for disrepecting our soverignity and then asking us for help. You bomb our cities and then want us to let your weaponry pass safely so you use them again against us?

    Go PTI- we with you

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  • RUKHSAR
    Dec 10, 2013 - 10:09AM

    Khan sb. this protest is only for Taliban… they are happy with your efforts. Taliban given you a chance in KP.. now its your turn.

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  • aDiL
    Dec 10, 2013 - 10:34AM

    Again responsible journalism. The reason of stopping Nato supply is not because it killed Hakimullah Masood. How much do you get paid ET!?

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  • Ali
    Dec 10, 2013 - 10:49AM

    See PML-N this is what we call Lion where requests were forwarded not orders were given.

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  • Ali S
    Dec 10, 2013 - 11:01AM

    IK’s ego will drive this country to economic suicide – we Pakistanis like to pat ourselves on the back and live in our little delusional bubbles until they’re burst. You’re looking at Iran-like sanctions, PKR possibly inflating to 500 Rupees if NATO is able to convince UN to slap Pakistan with economic sanctions over this. That’s a huge cost to pay for ‘ghairat’ – I’d rather have drones killing extremist vermin (with or without permission) than for the common man to go to bed hungry. Sure, IK has a luxury villa in Banigala and all the money he needs, but the people of KPK don’t. His cancerous populism is flushing $30 million dollars per month (this is the money that went into the local economy, not in any politicians’ hands as aid) out of KPK’s economy.

    I voted for PTI and it’s turning out to be a huge mistake.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Dec 10, 2013 - 11:09AM

    NATO’s supply has to be blocked unless US’ and NATO’s countries give unbreakable assurance,commitments and guarantees to Pakistani government that
    1-Next time drones’ attacks would never be conducted again any time any day on any Pakistani areas,
    2-US’ and NATO’s aircraft would never violate Pakistan’s airspace even mistakenly and
    3-US’ drones would never enter Pakistan even for spying…….

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  • Iram
    Dec 10, 2013 - 11:12AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: you are still commenting on ET. Should I again remind you that you said that if PTI will win a seat from my city (FSD) I will quit politics. I will keep reminding you until you quit or accept defeat.

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  • Naren
    Dec 10, 2013 - 11:15AM

    @Nikki:
    Something constructive & rational, Nikki. Keep it up.

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  • John
    Dec 10, 2013 - 11:16AM

    Go for it IK the nation stands with you!!

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  • John
    Dec 10, 2013 - 11:24AM

    @Iram:
    He really said that? Got any proof? Not that you’re claim is in doubt, just to reinforce it :P

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  • Farooq
    Dec 10, 2013 - 11:39AM

    @Nikki:
    I also live outside Pakistan. I want to correct you Nikki.
    “Weak is always weak” Wrong. Weak does not always remain weak if they make an effort to improve and empower itself then they become strong.
    “weak state with fragile economy cannot force the world powers to bow and accept the demands by weak.” – Reply: What good is a weak state who cannot protect its own Airspace. Its better to be called as a No state than a weak state.
    “All those are having dream———–they must study history and the historical consequences”. -Reply we sure did study our history. If you are on the right path then an army of 313 men can defeat a well equipped army of 1000 men.
    “At this stage Pakistan cannot confront with the world,we have to think about Pakistani those are living in Europe and America.” – Reply: I am living outside Pakistan and I am just thinking the opposite. I am thinking of the Pakistanis living inside Pakistan under drones.
    “The world may not need us but we need the world.” – Reply: All we need is self respect, not dollars. What we need is Khudaari. Now you wont know what that is??

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  • Metcalf
    Dec 10, 2013 - 11:48AM

    @Farooq:
    Spot on, good reminder to a lost nation. It’s not too late to wake up.

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  • Analyzer
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:30PM

    @Farooq:
    Well said. Even Afghanistan is taking a stand in its own interests and not towing US line anymore. It has refused to sign deal with US while negotiating a mutual defence agreement with Iran. One often wonders what makes Pakistanis like @Nikki so weak at the knees when it comes to bowing to US pressure?

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  • Analyzer
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:33PM

    @Nikki:
    A leaderp’s first loyalty must be to his country and compatriots. Leaders who place their nation’s interests subservient to those of foreign powers are traitors, plain and simple.

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  • True Karachiwala
    Dec 10, 2013 - 12:44PM

    @Pakistani1: You may hate him but you cant deny that First time EVER such a strong action has been taken in the country.

    It’s not action, it’s agitation. PTI has nothing at stake by infringing on Fedreal subject.

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  • Amjad
    Dec 10, 2013 - 1:49PM

    If the NATO countries say they will terminate his VISA to those countries, nato supplies will open in an instance!! Its all dramabaazi by PTI.

    I feel ashamed that i have to read this drama..

    I just hope pakistan does not get sanctions… who will suffer.. the poor public!!

    Imran and his friends will still live in AC houses and have no problem at all..

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  • Shazia Bangash
    Dec 10, 2013 - 2:30PM

    @Spock: Not easy to revoke his visa. He is Chancellor of Bradford University and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. He helps with several UK charities. He has been a UK tax payer for years and therefore holds permanent residence status. Plus he has legal visiting rights to his extremely well-connected children.

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  • amoghavarsha.ii
    Dec 10, 2013 - 2:45PM

    @shazia Bangash, u mean IK is a dual national right and a MNA in pakistan

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  • Jin
    Dec 10, 2013 - 2:48PM

    I feel ashamed of my country fellows calling it a drama or saying sanctions will cause great loss to Pakistan… Grow up guys…
    Before America entered in our lands we were progressing country and were happily living without any aid. America with the help of NATO caused us so much economical loss that we can’t imagine budget without their aid.
    Just kick them out of our country and believe on yourself. We will rise and shine again. It’s almost the lost hope to take decision and break slavery chains!!!
    Go america Go!!!
    Very good work by PTI & IK…
    Salute and all support for IK

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  • Khan
    Dec 10, 2013 - 3:07PM

    @amoghavarsha.ii:
    Perhaps @Shazia Bangash’s comment wasn’t clear enough for you. Permenant Resident means allowed to stay and work, whereas Citizenship means actually becoming English with a passport, like Altaf Hussain.Recommend

  • zordar
    Dec 10, 2013 - 3:31PM

    This NATO stop has a great symbolic value, that proves Imran a true National Hero. West will have to respect other countries and their civilians rights.

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  • Ali
    Dec 10, 2013 - 3:53PM

    @Khan:
    Do you mean to say that Altaf pai has also taken the oath of allegiance to the Queen of Whalesss?Recommend

  • Khan
    Dec 10, 2013 - 4:31PM

    @Ali:
    Haha. I don’t think he had a choice in the matter.Recommend

  • Ashkenazi
    Dec 10, 2013 - 5:45PM

    @unbelievable:
    I suggest you read article titled “Israel: A De Facto Member of NATO”.

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  • Sohraab
    Dec 10, 2013 - 6:40PM

    Give him PM post and then we will see his true color……he will immediately order restoration of supply and will give the argument that its for the betterment of the people of KPK, US will leave as per plan and we will have a safe neighborhood!!
    Funny Politics!!!

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  • ivehadit
    Dec 10, 2013 - 7:14PM

    Bluster aside….

    NATO will find alternative routes, and will use Pakistan aid money to pay for them.

    IK needs to find a way out. These guys are leaving. Isn’t that what Pakistan wanted?

    LET THEM GO!

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  • Asad
    Dec 10, 2013 - 8:36PM

    @Iram:
    I never knew Ch. made such claims, but then he is PMLN voter, you can expect this from him.Recommend

  • SH
    Dec 10, 2013 - 9:13PM

    @Farooq:
    Well said.

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 11, 2013 - 1:07AM

    I dont get it why all these indian trolls are so scared of Imran Khan. Suddenly they seem more concerned about Pakistan and are so concerned that the NATO supply be reopened.

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  • Arslan Dawood Butt
    Dec 11, 2013 - 1:58AM

    @Haroon Farooq: this aint personal stuff. he has most of his money and everything in Pakistan so there isnt much the NATO can do to pressurize him. this is just to get in a better position for negotiating end of drone strikes…

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  • Shakil
    Dec 11, 2013 - 2:25AM

    It amazes me Pakistanis supporting NATO over Pakistan!

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  • Rex Minor
    Dec 11, 2013 - 5:41AM

    IK should follow through and have the parliament pass a law banning the use of Pakistani highways for transport of war materials by foreign Nations! Mr Nawaz Sharif should take note; no foreign Investor is willing to set up an industry other than in Karachi(sea route) if its infra structure is unsafe. .

    Rex Minor

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  • king
    Dec 11, 2013 - 10:00AM

    @king!you rock boy,,,,,you woke us up,u reminded us of our glory

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  • hassan abbasi
    Dec 16, 2013 - 8:56AM

    Pakistan is not an independent country.Pakistan depends unecessarily upon US aid. US is the only beneficiary of this aid instead of pakistan.
    Stoppage of NATO supply will not do any harm to US/NATO forces as we had stopped the supplies for a long period in the past. This remains the weakest form of protest. why we cannot attack drone planes?

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