Imran Khan sets 30 days deadline over US drone strikes

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Imran Khan sets 30 days deadline over US drone strikes
From 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.

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Imran Khan sets 30 days deadline over US drone strikes
There was this road blockage this Saturday and Sunday and it elicited a huge response.

If one visits the Pakistani websites, one would fathom the anger the common Pakistanis have for their Government. They accuse their Govt of being 'sold out' to the western powers and are also quite peeved that the US, at will, can undertake Drone attacks and they feel that the US is running their country instead of their elected Govt.

Of course, they forget that that the same Taliban which the US is trying to eliminate is the source of all the suicide bombings within Pakistan, which eating into the innards of Pakistan and that but for the US shoring them up, they would be a bread basket case.

Interestingly, their Minister of State for Foreign Affairs is in Saudi Arabia requesting the Saudis for monies so that it can salvage Pakistan's National Budget.

In short, events indicate that Pakistan is a mess, financially, militarily, politically as also in maintaining internal law and order.

Now, if Imran Khan (who is seen in Pakistan as the new messiah) is successful in ensuring a total block of the NATO supply lines and can maintain it so, and march to Islamabad, how with the ISAF manage the operations?

Imran Khan is the flamboyant Pakistani cricketer and now the leader of a Pakistani political party.

He recently had a tête a tête with Musharraf, said to have been organised by the ISI.
 

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He (Imran Khan) recently had a tête a tête with Musharraf, said to have been organised by the ISI.
Very interesting development - am I right in thinking that Pakistan is plaing US off against Chinese influence?

I am amazed that 'we' have got away with these drone attacks and the collateral damage for so long. Whoever we manage to kill deliberately will soon be replaced by the recruits we are generating for the enemy forces.

Dooh! It's that pissing in the wind problem again.
 

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