Drone strikes: PTI vows second blockage of NATO supplies

PTI announces second protest blockage of NATO supplies on May 21 and 22 in Karachi.


Express May 08, 2011

KARACHI:

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) has announced a second protest blockage of NATO supplies by staging a two-day sit-in on May 21 and 22 in Karachi. Oil is supplied to NATO forces in Afghanistan from Karachi through tankers.


Imran Khan, who is in Islamabad, has also confirmed the dates for the blockade.


The sit-in is being organised to protest against US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. A US drone strike in North Waziristan killed at least 15 persons and injured four others on Friday, prompting the protest.


The announcement was made at a rally organised by Imran Khan's party at Regal Chowk in Karachi. PTI chairman Imran Khan will be leading the Karachi sit-in.


During the PTI's first successful blockage of NATO supplies in Peshawar, Khan had vowed that if drone strikes continued inside Pakistan, protesters would block all NATO supply routes across Pakistan.


The participants of Sunday's rally protested against drone strikes, inflation and corruption in the country.

COMMENTS (26)

Hamza Ali Khan | 10 years ago | Reply Lol Imran Khan and his delusions. Maybe Imran Khan does not know that when blocking NATO supplies, he is being used as a tool by the agencies to spur trouble. He should address the even MORE demanding issues like that of education and health, rather than mixing in ranks with the likes of 'not-so-long-ago pro-American Jamaat-e-Islami.' Doing populist politics while harnessing the voices of the same bearded minds which have plunged us all into misery will not help him or us. All the gathering in Peshawar was what one would call as pro-Taliban, and it will be the same in Karachi, nothing different. Shouting slogans, and slandering America is not going to help anyone. If we have to help ourselves, we really have to take things in our hand by first building Paki land so that we become self-sustaining, as in not dependent on American dollars. In Khan's previous rally, Sipah-sahaba's flag was eminent; if those are the alliances which Imran Khan has, then God save us all. And in the same rally IK was talking about Shia-Sunni unity. Talk about contradictions.
billuu | 10 years ago | Reply welldone..IMRAN KHAN...GOD bless you to take this nation from front, a brave leader..love u PTI
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