Hundreds join Quetta rally to honour bin Laden

Hundre­ds took to the street­s of Quetta to pay homage to Osama bin Laden.


Express May 03, 2011

QUETTA: Hundreds took to the streets of Quetta on Monday to pay homage to Osama bin Laden, chanting death to America and setting fire to a US flag, witnesses and organisers said.

Angry participants belonging to a religious party in Quetta, the capital of southwestern province Baluchistan, were led by federal lawmaker Maulawi Asmatullah.

They also torched a US flag before dispersing peacefully.It was the first rally in Pakistan after the United States announced that bin Laden had been killed in an overnight commando mission in Pakistan.

Organisers said between 1,000 and 1,200 people attended the rally, but witnesses put the figure closer to 800.“Bin Laden was the hero of the Muslim world and after his martyrdom he has won the title of great mujahed (Muslim fighter),” Asmatullah said

 

COMMENTS (22)

Talat | 10 years ago | Reply Behold the Quetta Shura. It is there.
Citizen | 10 years ago | Reply @NJ: Mr, why don't you label Bush and Obama as terrorists and wish for their dog like death? Have they not killed millions of Muslims around the world and even in Pakistan? Or you don't have the courage to give the status of human beings to those innocents killed by American drone attacks and nuclear bombardments? Please shun the double standards and hypocrisy!!!!!!!!
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