Imran Khan sets 30 days deadline over US drone strikesApril 25th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr 25(ANI): Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that if the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led federal government fails to stop US drone strikes within 30 days, protesters will block all NATO supply routes across the country.
Imran also warned that protesters would march to Islamabad to force the government to take a stand on the issue if drone strikes continue.
“The government has failed to stop the US strikes which kill innocent people including women and children,” the Nation quoted Imran, as saying.
The PTI had earlier arranged a two-day sit-in against drone strikes in Peshawar during which a road, which acts as the main supply route for NATO, troops in Afghanistan was totally blocked.
Over 900 people were killed in drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) had earlier said in its annual report.
The US does not confirm the drone attacks, but its military and the CIA operating in Afghanistan are the only forces that deploy the unmanned aircraft in the region.
Pakistan officially protests the strikes as violations of its sovereignty, but its security agencies are believed to secretly cooperate with the programme. (ANI)
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