PESHAWAR - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its coalition partners’ set-in against the US drone attacks by blocking the NATO supplies to the US-led forces stationed in Afghanistan has completed one month to today (Sunday), as demonstrators vowed to continue the protest till permanent end to inhuman and unauthorised drone strikes inside Pakistan.

Besides PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Awami Jamhoori Itehad (AJI) workers, a large number of tribesmen on Saturday participated in the sit-in here at Hayatabad tool plaza. The protest camp was led by PTI district general secretary Younas Zaheer Mohmand, and Fayaz Khalil while party provincial leaders and MPAs, including Ishtiaq Urmar, Fazl-e-Ilahi, Arif Yousaf and Mahmood Jan also visited the camp. 

The protesting PTI leaders termed the UN resolution adopted against the US drone attacks as a big success of party and vowed to compel the international community to raise a voice against the illegal and unauthorised drone attacks killing innocent people.  On the occasion, scores of PTI workers hailing from PK-1 Peshawar and activists of JI and AJI held a protest demonstration against the US drone attacks.  Addressing the protestors, PTI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter spokesman Ishtiaq Urmar strongly condemned the US administration for targeting innocent people, including women and children in the drone attacks inside Pakistani territory.

He said that the international community also ascertains the principle stance of PTI and adoption of a unanimous resolution in the UN against drone attacks was success of the party. “We don’t need of the US aid in reward of killing innocent people in the drone attacks, rather the nation want honour and respect,” Urmar remarked. He also vowed to continue their protest and sit-in till the complete halt to drone attacks.

The PTI sit-in has been started after holding a big protest gathering against the US drone attacks, here at Peshawar on November 23, and carried it on till date.  PTI spokesperson informed that during the sit-in, the party workers hailing from all 11 provincial assembly constituencies of district Peshawar participated.

Besides, a large number of Insaf Student Federation (ISF), JI and AJI workers hailing from district Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshehra and adjacent tribal areas also attended the protest.  He also claimed that during the last one month of sit-in none of the NATO container was let allow via Peshawar route and resultantly the US announced suspending supply via Torkham.