Now, Pak religious party threatens to hit NATO supplies if drone strikes continue

April 20th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Landikotal, Apr. 20 (ANI): The Jamaat-e-Islami has threatened to disrupt supplies to the NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan, if the United States continues with drone attacks in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas.

The warning was issued at a JeI public meeting, during which the participants took out a rally against drone strikes, the military operation in FATA, and the country’s cooperation with the US in its war on terror.

JeI’s FATA Deputy Secretary General Zarnoor Afridi argued that drone attacks in the FATA were violation of the Geneva Convention and basic human rights of the Tribal Area inhabitants, the Daily Times reports.

He said halting NATO supplies inside Pakistan would help press the US for stopping the drone attacks.

Criticizing the Pakistan Government for failing to protect public life and property in FATA, he urged the nation to protest against the drone strikes.

JeI’s Bajaur chief, Amir Sardar Khan, said it was shameful that the government had agreed to the killing of its people to please the US.

“Security forces have demolished villages and killed innocent people in Bajaur and other agencies to protect the US interest in the region. Drone strikes and military operation in Tribal Areas have compelled thousands of locals to migrate from troubled region,” he said.

The participants later unanimously passed a resolution threatening to disrupt NATO supplies inside Pakistan if drone attacks continued in FATA.

The resolution also demanded compensation for the people hit by strife in the Tribal Areas. (ANI)

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