Pak fumes over NATO strike; JuD calls for jihad against US

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Islamabad, Nov 28: With the NATO firing on Pakistan troops pushing the US-Pakistan relationship to an all-time low, Pakistan is fuming over the incident that saw the death of 24 soldiers. Angry protestors took out a march to the American consulate in Karachi to protest the air strike.

With Pakistan in no mood for discussions on the same, extremist organizations are also raising the ante against the US on the episode. The Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Jamaat-e-Islami have called for a jihad against the US if it does not vacate the Shamsi airbase in 15 days. The Pakistan army have also slammed the US move and said that "mere regret was not enough".

The US has stated that it will conduct its own investigation into the incident. With Pakistan crying foul citing it was an unprovoked attack, Afghanistan and NATO officials have slammed the claims by saying that it was only responding to Pak firing.

The relationship that has been seeing strain for a while, will now be majorly impacted with the recent air strike. Local Pak daily has commented that the Pak anger is justified. The fuming Islamabad is also expected to revise the terms of engagement with Washington. Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik also spoke strongly about the incident and said, "Not only I, the whole nation condemns it. Whatever has happened, we never expected that it would happen from our allies."

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