A group of lawmakers from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) assembly on Monday submitted a memorandum in US consulate in Peshawar demanding an end to drone strikes.

KPK Minister for Finance Sirajul Haq led the group of parliamentarians, while Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak could not accompany the protesters.

The parliamentarians walked all the way to the consulate to submit the four-page memorandum.

The KPK coalition partners plan to do the same in Islamabad. Advisor to CM Shiraz Paracha has said that the provincial government will go all out to lodge a peaceful protest at international and national levels.

Meanwhile, the closure of Torkham border for security reason entered the third day on Monday. Security officials said that following the November 21 suicide attack in the Torkham Customs House, security threats have intensified and as a result the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham has been closed for an indefinite period for all sorts of movements.

As a result trade activities including the Nato supplies, transit trade and movements of the Pakistani and Afghan citizens at the border have remained standstill for the last three days causing immense trouble and inconvenience to the traders and the citizens as well.