KARACHI: According to its annual report for 2010, documenting rights abuses in the country, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has said that so far 957 people have lost their lives in US drone strikes. Also of late, the PML-N has come out strongly against the attacks and the JI and the PTI have done the same. However, according to several news reports, the Americans have told the Pakistanis point-blank that they do not intend to stop these attacks.
What is stopping the government from ordering the air force to shoot down the drones?
Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2011.