Pakistan Islamists protest govt decision to reopen NATO supply

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Islamabad: In a bid to oppose Pakistani government’s decision to reopen supply lines for U.S.-led NATO troops in Afghanistan, thousands of supporters of hardliner religious groups have marched into the country’s capital, Islamabad on Sunday. 

Pakistan closed NATO supply routes to Afghanistan last November after a cross-border NATO air attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. They were reopened last week after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for the strike.

Some 15,000 protesters gathered on July 9 outside the Pakistani parliament after the march to chant anti-U.S. slogans.
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