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The tragic deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers in Mohmand Agency has brought the streets a-buzz with anti-American chants and slogans, with angry citizens all over the nation protesting for their right to sovereignty.

The educated youth from seven different student organisations in Karachi held a similar demonstration on Dec 02, 2011 outside the US consulate in Karachi. Belonging to various schools and universities, the young Karachiites came together to register their protest against the deadly attacks.

With a six-point agenda handed out to the media, the young protestors demanded all Pakistani military bases helping US and Nato forces be evacuated, formal investigation be launched into the GHQ attack and Abbotabad raid, and publishing of all treaties between Pakistan and it’s allied forces from the West. - Photos by Hussain Afzal/ Text by Sajjad Haider/

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Cyrus Howell
Dec 05, 2011 03:18am
Tell them to join the Army.
Dec 05, 2011 09:59am
First..condolences to the family of dead soldiers.. It is a sad state of affairs in Pakistan that even children are being encouraged to take a political stand at such young age. Where is Pakistan heading towards?
Azam Khan
Dec 07, 2011 10:08am
Thank you for the condolence Vikram; but I don't see any children in the picture above, they look like young boys & they have a reason & a right to protest. Protesting for a wrong doing is not necessarily taking a political stand. Pakistan seems to be heading in the right direction at last. Protest but don't kill.