Imran threatens to obstruct NATO supplies if Pak Govt doesn’t stop US drone campaign

March 26th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has threatened to obstruct convoys carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan in retaliation against US drone attacks in the country’s tribal areas.

Imran led a large anti-US rally in Lahore from Ichhra area to the spot in Mozang where CIA contractor Raymond Davis had gunned down two Pakistani men on January 27, to protest against the American’s release from Pakistani detention. However, unlike previous anti-US rallies and demonstrations organised by hard-line religious parties and radical groups like the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, the protest by Imran’s party was a moderate affair, with songs and music playing a key role.The PTI chief claimed that as many as 32,000 Pakistanis had been killed in US drone attacks so far, and warned the government that if it did not immediately stop the American drone campaign, his party would organise a three-day sit-in on the road used to transport supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan.

He described the protest as a “freedom rally”, and said that the time had come to liberate Pakistan from the “slavery of the US”.
Imran further said it was regrettable that the government freed Davis by “forcing” the families of his two victims to accept ‘blood money’ under Islamic laws.”It was a fixed match. The blood of Pakistanis is being sold,” said the cricketer-turned-politician. (ANI)

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