The provincial leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have appealed to the residents of the city to participate in the public march against drone attacks to be held from Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum to Tibet Centre on Sunday, November 24.
PTI Sindh president Nadir Akmal Khan Leghari and JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman both mutually accepted that their parties believed that drone attacks were infringing Pakistan’s sovereignty and killing innocent civilians. “The entire nation will stand with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) government if it takes a stand against the drone attacks by stopping the Nato supply lines,” Rehman said. “The PML-N government, however, will have to face serious opposition if it fails to prevent the infringement of Pakistan’s sovereignty.”
A strategy was made at the meeting to ensure maximum participation. The office-bearers of all sub-organisations assured the JI Karachi chief that they will run the public contact campaign effectively.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2013.