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Pakistanis chant anti-US slogans outside American consulate

Islamabad, Aug 26, Anti-US protest continues in Pakistan for the second day with people burning the US flag and effigies of President Donald Trump whereas a large number of angry protesters staged a sit-in in front of the American Consulate in eastern city of Lahore.

The anti-US demonstrations have been sparked by Trump's recent remarks wherein he accused Pakistan of harboring terrorists.

Earlier large number of angry protesters staged a sit-in in front of the American Consulate in eastern city of Lahore and chanted slogans against US President Donald Trump.

Speakers in a protest rally in Multan city said Trump's threats to Pakistan had jeopardized world peace.

Different political and religious parties are carrying out rallies in all major cities of Pakistan to express their anger against Trump's statement.

In Lahore, the rally reached the American Consulate where a large number of people staged a sit-in in front of the American Consulate and raised slogans against Trump.

Protestors demanded that the Pakistani government cut off diplomatic relations with the United States and the foreign minister cancel the planned US visit.

They said they would stage sit-ins across the country if their demands were not met.

Protesters also demanded that the government summon the US ambassador to Foreign Office and convey him nation's sentiments.

The rallies were also held in Islamabad, Karachi and other cities of the country. The protestors were carrying placards against the US and chanted anti-US slogans.

Speakers in their speeches strongly condemned new US policy in Afghanistan and South Asia, adding that the US is not a reliable partner. They said that the US has not recognized sacrifices of Pakistan in war against terror which shows its bias towards Pakistan.

They noted that Trump has threatened Pakistan in his new strategy that is unacceptable for Pakistani nation.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency



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