Friday, April 22, 2011

Pakistan: Imran to stage sit-in against NATO supplies

Bureau Report

(The Daily Mail Pakistan) - LAHORE – The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has called upon all the political parties, civil society, traders, lawyers and people from all walks of life to participate in the two-day sit-in in Peshawar today (Saturday).

PTI Chief said that it was the responsibility of every countryman to attend the sit-in for the country’s integrity and sovereignty and give the world a massage that Pakistani nation could never compromise on national freedom and sovereignty.

The two-day sit in will commence today (Saturday) to cut up the supply line of Nato forces in Afghanistan to press Pakistani and US governments to stop drone attacks killing innocent people.

“We should show this to entire world that we are ready to lay our lives for dignity of our country,” he said.

He criticized the government for its pro-US policies saying the rulers had sold the country’s sovereignty for American dollars and they have no business with the lives of innocent people but only to please the US and its allies. “How the drone strikes could be stopped if the government remains a silent spectator about the issue,” Imran Khan said.

Major political parties extend support

NOWSHERA – Various major political parties have announced to support the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) protest sit-in to be held here in Peshawar on April 23 and 24 against US drone attacks in the tribal areas. – Agencies