News ID: 333263
Publish Date: 23 January 2012 - 08:02
Navideshahed: Thousands of Pakistanis from 40 different religious and political groups have held a demonstration to condemn Washington's policies and the unsanctioned US drone strikes on the country's tribal region.

The Sunday rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, about 24 kilometers south of the capital Islamabad, was one of the biggest anti-US demonstrations to be recently held in the country.

The angry demonstrations chanted slogans against the US and its activities in Pakistan.

The organizers say the massive turnout at the rally serves as a referendum against, what they described as, the unjust policies of the United States vis-à-vis Pakistan.

Relations between the two sides have notably soured over the unauthorized attacks, with Pakistan insisting that the airstrikes violate its sovereignty.

Speakers at the demonstration delivered hard-hitting speeches, urging the government to cease its cooperation with Washington's so-called war on terror.

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Source: IRIB World Service

The Sunday rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, about 24 kilometers south of the capital Islamabad, was one of the biggest anti-US demonstrations to be recently held in the country. The angry demonstrations chanted slogans against the US and its activities in Pakistan. The organizers say the massive turnout at the rally serves as a referendum against, what they described as, the unjust policies of the United States vis-à-vis Pakistan. Relations between the two sides have notably soured over the unauthorized attacks, with Pakistan insisting that the airstrikes violate its sovereignty. Speakers at the demonstration delivered hard-hitting speeches, urging the government to cease its cooperation with Washington's so-called war on terror. The End Source: IRIB World Service
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