Peshawar: Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaaf party ended blockade of a NATO supply route to Afghanistan.
The ruling party of northwest Pakistan, led by cricket star turned politician Imran Khan, had been blocking the route since November from Peshawar city to pressure Washington to end drone attacks. Khan himself has led these protests and has been a vocal critic of drone attacks in Pakistan.
In a statement, Khan’s party said it ended the protest after seeing a change in U.S. drone policy. Their decision also comes days after a Pakistani court ordered authorities to end the blockade of transit goods into landlocked Afghanistan.