Pakistani protestors block NATO supply line

In the wake of last Thursday’s drone strike inside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa–one of Pakistan’s four “settled” provinces–protestors led by Imran Khan have blocked NATO supply traffic. Khan, whose Tehreek-e-Insaf political party runs the provincial government, called on federal officials to take a stance to force the U.S. to end drone attacks. “We will put pressure on America, and our protest will continue if drone attacks are not stopped,” Khan told the protesters. Protestors disassembled after Khan’s speech, but the move could be the first step in a much longer process of disruption. Afghanistan is a land-locked country that relies on a set of fairly precarious logistical chains – one of which passes through Pakistan. More here.

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