Huge Pakistan rally demands halt to US drone strikes
Islamabad, Oct 28: A large number of Pakistani tribesmen rallied here Friday to demand an immediate halt to the US drone strikes in tribal regions.
Tribesmen from North Waziristan tribal region marched on Islamabad's main road leading to the parliament house and chanted slogans against the US, reported Xinhua.
They were holding banners and placards against the strikes by American spy aircraft in the tribal areas and described the CIA operation as violation of international laws.
The US routinely fires missiles into Pakistan's Waziristan tribal region, which the CIA considers as the base for Al Qaeda and Taliban. The US says that militants launch cross-border attacks on Afghanistan from Waziristan tribal area.
The anti-US rally was organised a day after two drone strikes in North and South Waziristan on Thursday killed at least 10 people, including two Taliban commanders.
Earlier, tribesmen from North Waziristan have held a traditional Jirga, or council of elders, in Islamabad and they said in a resolution that the drone strikes were "killing innocent civilians".
"The Jirga takes note that the CIA, the secret service of the United States, is carrying out these drone attacks and that these attacks are coordinated through CIA officials operating from within and outside Pakistan, thus violating Pakistani and international law intentionally killing Pakistani citizens," the resolution said.IANS
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