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Pakistan asks US to vacate Shamsi airbase within 15 days
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Source: Dawn

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday ordered the United States to vacate a controversial airbase within 15 days and closed Nato supply lines into Afghanistan permanently in response to a deadly cross-border Nato air strike.

The order refers to Shamsi, the remote desert outpost in southwest Pakistan reportedly used as a hub for covert CIA drone strikes, which Pakistan previously told the United States to leave in June.

Pakistan would also review all its diplomatic, military and intelligence activities with US and Nato.

The decision was taken at an extraordinary meeting of senior cabinet ministers and military service chiefs chaired by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, his office said.

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  -Pakistan asks US to vacate Shamsi airbase within 15 days FarCenter  Nov-26-11 12:20 PM   #0 
  - If the US refuses to leave again it could be curtains for the current Pakistan gov  Bosonic   Nov-26-11 12:24 PM   #1 
  - The current Pakistani government will not oppose the military  FarCenter   Nov-26-11 12:34 PM   #4 
  - The US was also told to back off on the drones  IDemo   Nov-26-11 12:27 PM   #2 
  - These attacks are reported to be by helicopters  FarCenter   Nov-26-11 12:42 PM   #5 
  - Maybe if Obama gives them his Peace Prize they will be even  Angry Dragon   Nov-26-11 12:34 PM   #3 
  - Ouch.  DeSwiss   Nov-26-11 04:28 PM   #19 
  - Our wonderful military, so dutifully protecting us, is going to get a lot of us killed.  gtar100   Nov-26-11 01:31 PM   #6 
  - I get it now  walerosco   Nov-26-11 01:32 PM   #7 
  - Two of the soldiers were officers -- two majors or a major and a captain -- reports vary  FarCenter   Nov-26-11 01:35 PM   #8 
  - Nothing but hot air.  cosmicone   Nov-26-11 01:38 PM   #9 
  - LOL, you also claimed "we could bring everyone home" if we did 10 days of airstrikes on Pakistan.  Poll_Blind   Nov-26-11 01:53 PM   #12 
     - Ignored?  closeupready   Nov-26-11 03:47 PM   #18 
     - The two paths are not mutually exclusive. n/t  cosmicone   Nov-26-11 04:40 PM   #21 
  - When do we give up the pretense that we're not an empire?  Bette Noir   Nov-26-11 01:51 PM   #10 
  - When we can no longer afford it due to economic collapse  FarCenter   Nov-26-11 01:53 PM   #11 
     - Exactly.  DeSwiss   Nov-26-11 04:32 PM   #20 
     - Coming to a soup kitchen near you.  Response   Nov-27-11 12:52 AM   #26 
  - Gosh, you mean we kill them and then they want us to leave?  plumbob   Nov-26-11 02:06 PM   #13 
  - I thought blowing people up was one of the "certain unalienable rights"  IamK   Nov-26-11 02:08 PM   #14 
  - I bet they are bluffing. They wouldn't want to lose the millions in military aid we give them.  totodeinhere   Nov-26-11 02:39 PM   #15 
  - The chinese are offering more money...  Charronxyz   Nov-26-11 04:56 PM   #22 
  - It's saddening that it took the Pakistani govt that long to demand  The Northerner   Nov-26-11 03:16 PM   #16 
  - Indeed! eom  Purveyor   Nov-27-11 12:10 AM   #25 
  - Bush's war should have been ended years ago  PuffedMica   Nov-26-11 03:34 PM   #17 
     - It's Obama's war now, not Bush's.  David__77   Nov-26-11 08:42 PM   #23 
        - Yes.  emilyg   Nov-26-11 09:19 PM   #24 
        - Please, let's just look forward.  Response   Nov-27-11 12:54 AM   #27 
        - Please, let's just look forward.  Response   Nov-27-11 12:54 AM   #28 

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