ISLAMABAD: This is with reference to “North Waziristan — a first-hand account” (May 1). In the article, the writer has mentioned that the people in North Waziristan welcome drone attacks. I agree with this observation because drones are known for their accuracy, extensive electronic eavesdropping and night-attack capabilities.
Attacking terrorists through F-16s or gunships is not the solution as these cause greater collateral damage, and the mere noise that jets and gunships create from a great distance, drives terrorists deeper into their extensive cave networks in the mountains.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2012.
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