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Protests Against U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan Pause for the Night

BBC News reported that earlier this week protests led by Imran Khan against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan were placed on hold overnight.

As the article states, Khan, a former cricket star, argues that UAV attacks are responsible for the deaths of large numbers of civilians and that the strikes garner support for militant groups.

According to BBC News, the commissioner of Dera Ismail Khan, Kifayetullah, has expressed concern over the evolution and movement of the protests and stated that the possibility of the protesters moving into Waziristan was “out of the question.” The commissioner went on to say:

Security will be provided to the rally but roads beyond Dera Ismail Khan will be blocked because there are threats of IED, sniper and bomb attacks.

For further information, you can read the full BBC News article here.

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  1. […] This comes just weeks after BBC reported that Khan was leading protests against drone strikes in Pakistan. […]

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