Pakistani protests voice resistance to U.S./NATO imperialism
July 06, 2012
The Pakistani government’s decision to unblock supply routes for NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan has been met with harsh criticism from several religious and political parties, who staged demonstrations across the country to protest the measure.
Hundreds marched through the cities of Quetta, Lahore and Karachi, where protesters burnt the portrait of President Barack Obama, U.S.and NATO flags. Participants at the rally were also holding placards and banners inscribed with anti-U.S. slogans.
A demonstration was also held in capital Islamabad, in which the speakers demanded the government to withdraw its decision of reopening the NATO supply line.
The speakers expressed serious concerns over the government’s decision to allow arms supply for Afghan security forces, saying that it will pave the way for Pakistan’s involvement in the Afghan war.