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.