Khan warns of NATO supply closure if missile strikes not stopped

LAHORE: Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday warned the government of NATO supply route closure if US missile strikes were carried out in the future, media reported.

Addressing a gathering at Lahore Chamber of Commerce, the PTI chief also announced that a resolution to demand the closure of NATO supply would be tabled in KPK assembly if the missile attacks continued.

A fresh missile strike in North Waziristan’s Miranshah killed three people late on Wednesday, at least a week after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took up the issue with US President Barack Obama during his Washington visit.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office condemned that strike in a statement, saying that the strikes are against the sovereignty of Pakistan.

About negotiations with Taliban, Khan said the insurgents have only put the condition of an end to missile attacks in tribal areas.

He urged that federal government to initiate the dialogue process with Taliban, and vowed that PTI would itself hold talks if the PML-N government further demonstrated its reluctance in this regard