NATO countries request reopening of supply routes, Imran refuses

Imran Khan says supply routes will remain closed till the drone strikes end.

Web Desk December 09, 2013
Imran Khan says the supply routes will remain closed till the drone strikes are not stopped. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

LAHORE: Representatives of Nato member countries requested Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to reopen supply routes to Afghanistan via Pakistan, Express News reported on Monday.

The Nato countries said that the blockade was causing inconvenience to the Nato forces in Afghanistan.

Imran, however, turned down the request and said that the blockade would continue till drone strikes are stopped.

On November 24, the PTI blocked the Nato supply route in Peshawar after inviting all political parties to join their protest against the drone attack in which Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud was killed.

Activists in northwest Pakistan, some armed with clubs, have been forcibly searching trucks since late November to try to halt Nato supplies. In response, the US military suspended shipments of equipment out of Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Torkham is a key transit point used by the Americans and Nato to withdraw military hardware from Afghanistan, as part of a troop pullout set to end next year.


hassan abbasi | 7 years ago | Reply

Pakistan is not an independent country.Pakistan depends unecessarily upon US aid. US is the only beneficiary of this aid instead of pakistan. Stoppage of NATO supply will not do any harm to US/NATO forces as we had stopped the supplies for a long period in the past. This remains the weakest form of protest. why we cannot attack drone planes?

king | 7 years ago | Reply

@king!you rock boy,,,,,you woke us up,u reminded us of our glory

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