Drone Attacks: Pakistani Diaspora protest outside UK parliament

Several noted community leaders from the Pakistani diaspora joined Lord Ahmed in the protest.


May 26, 2011

LONDON: While President Barack Obama was addressing the British Parliament in London, parliamentarian Lord Nazir Ahmed and the British civil society staged a protest demonstration outside the venue to protest US drone attacks in Pakistan.

Several noted community leaders from the Pakistani diaspora joined Lord Ahmed, including members belonging to UK chapter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Karvan-e-Fikar, International Imam Hussein Council and Association of Pakistani Lawyers, in their opposition to the use of drones.

Participants of the hour-long rally raised slogans and carried placards denouncing the drone attacks and calling for respect of Pakistan’s sovereignty.  They noted that the international law protects and respects borders and sovereignty of other nations.



Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2011.

COMMENTS (5)

Harish Advani | 9 years ago | Reply The whole event was completly ignored by the local and US media.Lord ahmed is well known for his poor judgement and Foot in the Mouth.approach.
Patrick | 9 years ago | Reply Did not see these guys protesting against the 7/7 bombings in London by their fellow pakistanis or against the persecution of minorities in Pakistan either !
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