Former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has denied reports of his alleged approval of drone attacks in the country.
“As far as the drone attacks are concerned, there existed no agreement with the US/ISAF by the previous government,” stated a press release issued on Wednesday.
“I did not approve any drone attacks. During my presidency, there were only a few drone strikes and whenever that happened, Pakistan lodged a strong protest with the US/Isaf forces,” Musharraf said, adding that the agreement with Isaf was that they would operate in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s forces will operate in Pakistan.
He added: “Isaf used to share the intel whenever they had any. Moreover, we demanded transfer of drone technology so that our security forces can operate them against the militants.”
Published in The Express Tribune, December 22nd, 2011.
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