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Pakistan turns away protest against US drone strikes

10-08-2012 08:52 BJT

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The Pakistani military has blocked a convoy protesting against US drone strikes from entering a tribal region along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

The group was led by cricket star turned politician Imran Khan and his political party. And it was turned back just miles from the border of South Waziristan. After an hour of fruitless negotiations, Khan announced that the caravan would head back to the city of Tank, about 15 kilometers away. There he delivered a speech to the crowd.

Khan has harshly criticized the Pakistani government’s cooperation with Washington in the fight against Islamist militants. He has been especially outspoken against US drone strikes targeting militants. The politician argues that the country’s alliance with Washington is the main reason Pakistan is facing a home-grown Taliban threat.

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Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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