Pakistan forced to fight US' war: Imran Khan

Rally calls for end to drone strikes, operations of US spy agencies.


Express/ppi May 21, 2011

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan said that “innocent people” were being killing in drone attacks in FATA.

Speaking to hundreds of participants of a sit-in in Karachi, Khan said that more than 37000 Pakistanis had been killed in the war against terror which had been initiated by the US.

He said that Pakistan was forced to fight a war which was not theirs and claimed that the nation was united with the people of Waziristan.

The PTI chief said the rulers of the country were not sincere with the people and that the masses were fed up of unfulfilled promises.

Khan also asserted that the two days of sit-in will send a clear message to the leadership regarding the public opinion against the drone strikes in Pakistan.

PPI adds:

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday started its two-day sit-in in front of Karachi Port against the US drone attacks in tribal areas of Pakistan.

The objective of the sit-in is to protest by blocking the logistic supplies en-route Pakistan to the NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Thousands of people from different walks of life and political activists gathered at the Native Jetty Bridge near Karachi Port on Saturday, holding flags and placards. They chanted slogans against the drone attacks and the US interference into internal affairs of Pakistan.

Strict security arrangements were made by the Sindh government to avert any untoward incident. Heavy contingents of police and rangers were deployed around the venue while the adjacent roads were blocked by placing empty containers on roads.

Addressing the protesters PTI leaders said that the government should take action against involvement of American spy agencies in the country and switch the so-called war on terror off.

Pictures from the rally can be seen here.

COMMENTS (84)

mussarat | 10 years ago | Reply Who forced Pakistan to "fight war on terror" my dear Maulan Imran Khan Sahab. Mussarat
Ozymandias | 10 years ago | Reply Yeah, Ilyas Kashmiri and Baitullah Mehsud were both innocent people.
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