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Pakistan party ends blockade to Nato supply

Published on Feb 28, 2014 1:10 AM

PESHAWAR (AFP) - A Pakistan party which has been staging sit-ins to block the NATO supply to Afghanistan in protest against covert US drone strikes in the country on Thursday announced an end to its campaign.

The decision of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), led by the cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, came after a local court ruled on Tuesday that no private individual has a right to block or check vehicles on roads.

"Given PTI's commitment to rule of law and respect for the senior judiciary, the Party will end its blockade of NATO supplies," said a statement issued by the party.

"The Core Committee felt that the pressure of the blockade had already resulted in a shift in the Obama Administration's drone policy and as a result drones had been stopped for the present," it added.

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