A convoy of Pakistanis and foreign supporters (including a handful of Americans) are in the capital city of Islamabad tonight preparing for the start of tomorrow’s major march into the South Waziristan Agency.
The rally aims to protest ongoing US drone strikes against Pakistan’s tribal areas, and is organized by Pakistani MP Imran Khan, whose Pakistani Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) party is using nationwide resentment against US attacks to increase its political profile ahead of the next election.
Officially the Pakistani government insists it is opposed to the US drone strikes, but in practice they have done little to prevent them, and the US maintains that they have the “tacit consent” of the Pakistani government to continue.
The Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has also issued a statement today denying media reports that they have offered to provide security for tomorrow’s march, saying that their forces are “too important” to waste their time with an opposition rally. The TTP also called the rally a political “gimmick.”
6 thoughts on “Massive Rally Against US Drone Strikes to Be Held in Pakistan”
Pakistanis shoul say "Good buy" to US/Zionist interests and increase cooperation with China. US exports mainly "terrorism and military bases", while China exports "investments and cooperation"….peter czech
the people of pakistan should lynch everyone in the goverment for allowing another country to kill their citizens.Does anyone in that goverment have any balls?
*************************** TTP also called the rally a political “gimmick.”……………….
Yaa,a political “gimmick" alright….. But one that IS WORKING it's MAGIC fot Master Khan & TIP TOO.
1. an ingenious or novel device, scheme, or stratagem, especially one designed to attract attention or increase appeal.
a concealed, usually devious aspect or feature of something, as a plan or deal: An offer that good must have a gimmick in it somewhere.
a hidden mechanical device by which a magician works a trick or a gambler controls a game of chance.
Electronics Informal . a capacitor formed by intertwining two insulated wires.
Originally the TIP threatened to KILL IMRAN KHAN…………….. See: http://tribune.com.pk/story/419412/ttp-threaten-t…
but they have apparently (DUH) seen the political advantage of the Great Kahn bringing attention to the carnage the drones bring to Pakistan…!!!! And NOW have woken up and smelled the chai……….
WAS it a GIMMICK when Ghandi sat in front of a loom, doing weaving…??? You BET it was ………… GOODBYE to the Brits and their supremacist colonial condescension and hubris was the result…….
Like the dictionary says: an ingenious or novel device, scheme, or stratagem, especially one designed to attract attention or increase appeal.
WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE…
I wonder how Americans would react to drones for overseas wiping us out here in Wal Mart parking lots because a "known terrorist" has been seen there pushing a shopping cart". Pakistanis need to hit the eject button, and send the US back home. Why does America have to stick the big nose everywhere ? Fracas ? here comes Uncle Sam Pronto….unless you have ZERO resources, and then he will say "OH that's an internal matter." Gimmick ? Getting pissed off and blowing the emotional stack is a gimmick ?
They better keep an eye to the sky when they're protesting.
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