PTI postpones sit-in against Nato supply routes

PTI chief Imran Khan. — File photo
PTI chief Imran Khan. — File photo

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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Comments (10) Closed

Anwer Kamal
Nov 17, 2013 04:33pm

???? ?? ?? ????? ????? 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 .

Nov 17, 2013 05:57pm

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

Nov 17, 2013 06:18pm

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
Nov 17, 2013 07:09pm

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.

Nov 17, 2013 07:19pm

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
Nov 17, 2013 09:21pm

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

Nov 17, 2013 10:01pm

Fnally sanity prevailing in PTI.

Nov 18, 2013 12:30am

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

ali ahmed
Nov 18, 2013 12:15pm

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

Nov 18, 2013 10:42pm

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