Drone Attacks: Pakistani Diaspora protest outside UK parliament

Published: May 26, 2011
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Several noted community leaders from the Pakistani diaspora joined Lord Ahmed in the protest. PHOTO: FILE

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

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.

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  • Chacha
    May 26, 2011 - 10:57AM

    Excellent – the next time a Shahzad strikes, would they be willing to accept responsibility for that ? Demonstrations at thier door ? Vile accusations of being “Paki” ? Thier loyalty to the country whose passport they hold and who gives them shelter is suspect. Recommend

  • fahim
    May 26, 2011 - 11:18AM

    Useless . it will bring us more in bad light in front of britons.. its like yelling out we are terrorists.. Recommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 1:36PM

    PTI long live,
    amran khan long live.Recommend

  • Patrick
    May 26, 2011 - 1:55PM

    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 ! Recommend

  • Harish Advani
    May 26, 2011 - 2:02PM

    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.Recommend

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