facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sit-ins staged along NATO supply roads in Pakistan

Nov. 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM   |   Comments

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Members of a Pakistani political party said they staged sit-in protests Sunday along roads used to haul NATO supplies into Afghanistan.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said it called the protests in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region in response to a reported U.S. drone strike on Nov. 1 that killed militant leader Hakimullah Mehsud, which they said had also torpedoed planned peace talks.

"Before the elections, we promised to bring peace to the country, but without drones being stopped, peace cannot be attained," PTI Chairman Imran Khan said Saturday at a rally in Dera Ismail Khan.

Dera Ismail Khan was one of the sites of Sunday's sit-ins. The Express Tribune said some blockaded truckers insisted they were transporting civilian goods and not military supplies, prompting at least one fistfight between drivers and PTI supporters.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed
2
Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53 Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53
3
California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq
4
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
5
Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback