Stop the bombings of Pakistan !


Sep 7, 2012

Thousands of Pakistani demonstrators have taken to the streets in Pakistan's northwestern town of Nowshera to voice their outrage at the increasing US assassination drone attacks in the tribal belt of the country, Press TVreports.

On Thursday, the demonstrators staged a protest rally in the Nowshera, located almost 50 kilometers northeast of Peshawar, the capital of the violent northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, condemning the US terror drone attacks. 

Chanting anti-US slogans, the angry demonstrators harshly criticized the authorities for failing to end the US airstrikes in the tribal areas during the rally organized by Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan's most powerful Islamic political party. 

“We have organized this rally to express our anger at the frequent US drone attacks in the tribal regions. We are struggling to restore peace and bring Islamic revolution in Pakistan,” said Iftikhar Ahmad one of the organizers of the protest to Press TV. 

Pakistani tribal regions are the target of US terror drones, with Washington claiming that its unmanned aircraft are targeting militants. However, casualty figures clearly indicate that Pakistani civilians are the main victims of the assaults.

“Our party [Jamaat-e-Islami] has always opposed the US assassination drone attacks in our country... the government as well as the military has utterly failed to provide safety for the poor innocent people,” said Asif Luqman Qazi, the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami. 

The killing of Pakistani civilians, including women and children, in the strikes has strained relations between Islamabad and Washington, prompting Pakistani officials to send warnings to the US administration over the assaults. 

Despite the Pakistani government’s repeated calls on Washington to end the drone attacks, the US government continues its strikes on the tribal regions of the country. 

The US terror drone attacks in Pakistan have increased during the administration of US President Barack Obama. 

The strikes have triggered massive anti-US demonstrations across Pakistan to condemn the United States’ violations of their national sovereignty. 



PS. The United States has made hundreds of attacks on Pakistan since 2004 using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles).  Hundreds of civilians were killed.

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