Imran Khan asks Obama to end US drone attacks
[Dawn] Pak cricketer turned politician Imran Khan
Taliban Khan, who ain't the brightest knife in the national drawer...
said Wednesday he hoped President Barack Obama
On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today...
would give peace a chance and stop US drone attacks now that he has been re-elected.
Khan, leader of the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is
Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
party (PTI), has campaigned for an end to US drone strikes against suspected Taliban and al Qaeda cut-throats in Pakistains tribal areas, saying they result in civilian casualties.
What Pakistain would be hoping for is a de-escalation of violence now in Afghanistan and the drone attacks in Pakistains tribal areas, he told news hounds where he was attending the India World Economic Forum.
Khan said that Obamas first term in office had been very tough on Pakistain an increase in drone attacks and a surge in Afghanistan and increased militancy in Pakistain as a result.
Now he (Obama) is no longer under the pressure to be re-elected we hope that he will give peace a chance which we so desperately need, he said.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-08