Thousands of people in the Pakistani city of Karachi have held a public meeting to support the U-S campaign against terrorism -- this, following violent anti-U-S demonstrations in the Afghan capital Kabul.
The Karachi meeting was the first mass show of support in Pakistan to express shock and anger over the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington September 11th.
The public meeting was organized by the city's powerful ethnic party popularly known as the MQM and participants observed one minute of silence for those who lost their lives in the attacks.
In neighboring Afghanistan on Wednesday, thousands of Taleban supporters staged an anti-U-S demonstration in Kabul.
The Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press says demonstrators set fire to several vehicles inside the old U-S embassy compound.
The demonstrators were protesting U-S threats of military strikes against Afghanistan's Taleban regime for refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden, identified by U-S authorities as the prime suspect in the September 11th attacks.
The demonstration came a day after President Bush called on the people of Afghanistan to join in the fight against terrorism.
Mr. Bush said his aim is not to topple the Taleban regime. But he said those who oppose what he called the repressive regime can help the United States track down individuals responsible for the terrorist attacks.