Pakistan not capable of stopping drone strikes: Malik

Interior Minister says Pakistan does not have the technological capability to stop drone strikes in its territories.


Express March 28, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday said that Pakistan did not have the capability of stopping drone strikes inside its territory.

Speaking to the media in Islamabad, Malik said that the government did not have the technology to stop the drone strikes and that he hoped scientists from Pakistan would develop the technology to counter the drones.

The interior minister also said that he might accompany Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to watch the semi-final between Pakistan and India in Mohali.

The CIA has carried out a long-running drone campaign in North Waziristan, with 17 of 20 strikes targeting militants in the area so far this year, according to a tally by the New America Foundation.

A US strike by unmanned aircraft killed 39 people on March 17 in North Waziristan, prompting outrage and protests across the country.

Datta Khel is one of the most targeted areas in the CIA’s air campaign in Pakistan. At least 120 out of 127 drone attacks carried out during the past year were carried out in North Waziristan Agency, with most of them in Datta Khel tehsil. Forty-five of the 234 strikes, or 19 per cent, have taken place in

Datta Khel since the US began carrying out strikes in Pakistan in 2004, according to data compiled by The Long War Journal. And so far this year, eight of the 19 strikes in Pakistan have taken place in Datta Khel.

COMMENTS (30)

SYED ADEEB | 10 years ago | Reply The NATO of war criminals and its ISAF attacked Pakistan many times during 2000 to 2011. The NATO-ISAF murdered thousands of Pakistanis through military operations and US drone missile strikes, but the entire Pakistani press-media and all Pakistanis have failed to oppose, condemn, criticize and expose the NATO-ISAF terrorism against all Pakistanis. Why? What kind of Pakistani media-press and Pakistani Nation is this? Why the nuclear weapons of Pakistan have failed to protect the Pakistani citizens? http://www.presstv.com/detail/172426.html
riseoboveoppresion | 10 years ago | Reply You know what I think?? I think that Al-quada Leader Osama is in Kerachi Pakistan (Human Shield) within proximity of the closest Nuclear Arsenal with a bucket and shovel,and is digging his way to or under the facility popping out post a Coup on Islamabad by 2012 holding the world hostage and deploying at the West!!! Crazy...but that kind of stuff happens in movies or ...
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