Sunday, July 8, 2012

More trouble brewing in Pakistan

Tsk, tsk.  Yuk, yuk

LAHORE: Prominent Pakistani hardliners  who oppose their country’s anti-terror alliance with Washington led thousands of people in a protest Sunday against Pakistan’s decision to allow the US and other Nato countries to resume shipping troop supplies through the country to Afghanistan.  

The demonstration in the eastern city of Lahore was organized by the Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC), a group of  right-wing politicians and religious leaders who have been the most vocal opponents of the supply line.

Thousands of people joined a convoy of buses, trucks and cars, many carrying the black and white striped flags of the Defence of Pakistan coalition, on the 275-kilometre journey from the eastern city of Lahore to Islamabad.......

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