PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) and political parties in the coalition decided, on Sunday, to postpone a sit-in scheduled to take place on Nov 20, against Nato supply routes because of the sectarian clashes in Rawalpindi, DawnNews reported.

The announcement was made during a press conference in Peshawar.

PTI Chief Imran Khan had vowed to block Nato supplies from crossing through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in response to the US drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud on November 1 and "sabotaged" peace talks.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is one of the two key routes Nato supplies move in and out of Afghanistan and is seen as crucial as US-led allied forces prepare to draw down from the war-torn country in 2014.

Opposition parties in Pakistan have accused the US of using the drone strike to stymie the peace process before proper talks had even started.

Khan, whose party leads the provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had said: “Even if we lose our provincial government, we will not let Nato supplies pass through as long as drone strikes do not stop.”

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Anwer Kamal
November 17, 2013 4:33 pm

???? ?? ?? ????? ????? There was no need of any 'Dharna' , It was a drama and drama could not be staged even . They could stop supllies by an executive order . More hope less than we thought . Slaves of US .

TruthSpeller
November 17, 2013 5:57 pm

Well done Imran... you are so intelligent with your reasons :) i guess no one can understand you.

Ikramullah
November 17, 2013 6:18 pm

Indefinite postponement. Deciding in haste and repenting leisurely is the habit of Imran Khan. A leader of a party should behave like a statesman.

Agha Ata
November 17, 2013 7:09 pm

Imran Khan makes impulsive decisions and then has to face the consequences. This is probably the third time he is in hot water for the same reason. Besides, Rawalpindi curfew has nothing to do with KP, the NATO supply route or the USA. It is a lame excuse. He still needs to learn the importance of an escape route or a retreat when he advances into uncharted zones.

Masoud
November 17, 2013 7:19 pm

Peoples are watching IK & PTI very carefully. Don't say what you cannot do. There is no relationship between the two.

Dr. A. R. Sidiqqi
November 17, 2013 9:21 pm

what about arranging sit-in against killing of innocent by Taliban?

NASAH (USA)
November 17, 2013 10:01 pm

Fnally sanity prevailing in PTI.

Vijay@Toronto
November 18, 2013 12:30 am

What have been Imran's accomplishments since coming to power? Man's just full of hot air!

ali ahmed
November 18, 2013 12:15 pm

IK you are an utter failure. All this was already very much predictable. You stand nowhere as a hope for us.

pathanoo
November 18, 2013 10:42 pm

"Hot Air Khan - Imran" sticks his foot in his mouth again.

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