Over 100 Pakistani MPs protest at US drone attacks

More than 100 Pakistani legislators have staged a protest against US assassination drone attacks in the country’s northwestern tribal areas.

The national and provincial deputies gathered outside the parliament building in the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday, shouting slogans against the United States and the government of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

They accused Sharif’s government of applying double standards to this issue and called for the blocking of supply routes through Pakistan for US-led troops in Afghanistan.

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