Braving Karachiís hottest day of the year, thousands of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters staged a sit-in at the Native Jetty Bridge on Saturday to block the transportation of Nato supplies to Afghanistan in protest against the continued US drone attacks in Pakistanís tribal areas.
Although the official time of the sit-in was 4pm, PTI activists began gathering at the Native Jetty Bridge in the morning and were later joined by thousands of people who shouted slogans against the government, condemning drone attacks while waiving party flags and banners.
People from different walks of life attended the sit-in and braved the relentless heat of the scorching sun, but PTI chief Imran Khan was too busy attending a meeting with religious groups to participate in his dharna during the day. He made his appearance four hours behind schedule; after sunset.
PTI has announced staging a series of sit-ins against the US drone attacks on Pakistani soil and for the restoration of the countryís sovereignty.
Imran Khan arrived in the city Friday evening and was scheduled to stay overnight at the Native Jetty bridge along with his supporting protestors.
He earlier told the media that his party would continue the protest until drone strikes were brought to an end, adding that these attacks posed a grave risk to Pakistanís security and integrity.