Thousands of people rallied in Pakistan over the weekend in protest of the U.S. drone war. Speaking at a march in Karachi, Pakistani political leader Munawwar Hasan said the Pakistani government should close off NATO supply routes to bring drone strikes to an end.
Munawwar Hasan: “Drone strikes should come to an end, and Pakistan has the easiest means of stopping the drone attacks. America has to pass hundreds of thousands of containers through this country. More than one hundred thousand soldiers have to pass through Pakistan on their way out of Afghanistan. Pakistan should step on the tail of the United States, and stop the NATO supplies. When this pressure increases on them, they will be willing to accept all our demands.”
On Saturday, a crowd of thousands staged a symbolic blockade of the NATO supply route in Peshawar.