Anti-drone protests spread across Pakistan

Protests against U.S. drone strikes are spreading across Pakistan.

Anti-drone protests spread across Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Thousands of protestors gathered in the Pakistani cities yesterday and today to protest against U.S. drone strikes. 

On Monday, officials and lawmakers in Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa organized a protest outside the U.S. consulate in Peshawar against drone strikes.

Senior minister of the provincial government Siraj-ul-Haq led a group of provincial ministers and lawmakers who marched to the heavily-guarded U.S. consulate and handed over a complaint to the diplomats saying that the American drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty and kill innocent people.

Protests against the drone strikes continued with supporters of the provincial ruling parties blocking supplies for NATO-led troops in Afghanistan for the third consecutive day on Monday.

The protestors set up camps on different routes leading to the Afghan border to stop and search all loaded container trucks heading to the border points.

Meanwhile, truck-drivers in the southern port city of Karachi say that hundreds of NATO containers in the city and those on the way to the Torkham border point were stopped due to protest.

Last Mod: 25 Kasım 2013, 16:07
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