PTI sit-in against NATO supplies enters sixth day


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its allied parties continue their sit-in in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to block NATO supplies on sixth consecutive day on Thursday.
In Peshawar‚ the PTI and the Jamaat-e-Islami workers set up a protest camp on Ring Road near Hayatabad toll plaza.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan had announced that the KP government would officially block the NATO supplies in the province from November 27.
On the other hand, the PTI and JI workers carried on their protests by setting up camps on major highways of the province where they stopped containers carrying goods for US-led NATO troops in Afghanistan.
Protest camps have been set up since Saturday on five major highways in KP, including Ring Road in Peshawar’s Hayatabad, Khairabad Bridge in Naushera, Indus Highway Chowk in Bannu, Charsadda Interchange and Kohat’s Indus Highway.
PTI and JI workers are present at the camps and checking identification documents to distinguish NATO trucks from regular cargo carriers.
Separately, schoolchildren joined the KP government to block NATO supplies.
Workers of PTI and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have been blocking the supplies at five different points in KP against US drone attacks.
On Thursday, hundreds of kids from various schools joined a protest of PTI and JI on Ring Road in Peshawar against US drone strikes.
The students opposed the killer drone strikes, which they consider sign of the US oppression and tyranny against their nation.
“We want colours, books, pens, but not the bombs,” the protesting kids protest said.
They shouted anti-US slogans and said they wanted peace and drone attacks should be stopped.
Earlier, PTI demanded a case should be lodged against US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief and its station chief in Islamabad since the unmanned aircraft are operated by the secret agency.