PHC accepts application against drone strikes

Published: November 15, 2011
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The advocate opined that innocent people are being killed in drone strikes in these indiscriminate attacks. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The advocate opined that innocent people are being killed in drone strikes in these indiscriminate attacks. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) accepted an application against drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas on Monday.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary, Interior Secretary, Foreign Secretary and political agents of both North and South Waziristan were made party in the application.

The applicant, who is a senior advocate, opined that innocent people are being killed in drone strikes in these indiscriminate attacks.

A two member bench headed by PHC Chief Justice Ejaz Afzal will begin hearing of this application from, November 15.

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  • Shahzad Ahmad
    Nov 15, 2011 - 5:40PM

    Accepting petition at the time when CJ PHC has a few days left since he is elevated to SC is not more than a gallery show. What else can one expect from Chaudhry Iftikhar & his fellow individuals(Cannot call them Judges).

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