Foreign Office summons US diplomat over drone strikes

FO states drone strike­s are illega­l, agains­t intern­ationa­l laws.


Web Desk August 23, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) summoned a senior US diplomat and protested against the US drone strikes in the country, Express News reported on Thursday.

The FO stated that drone strikes are illegal and are against international laws.

There has been a dramatic increase in US drone strikes in Pakistan since May, this year.

At least nine suspected militants were killed on August 22, when US drones targeted a vehicle in the Sheen Khwar area on the outskirts of Humzonee village, around four kilometres from Miramshah.

Pakistan has repeatedly called for an end to the strikes, calling them counter productive.

It was recently reported by website Bloomberg – which quoted two US officials – that US President Barack Obama has ordered a “sharp increase” in drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal area.

COMMENTS (25)

True Voice of Pakistan | 9 years ago | Reply

Dear Drone.....KEEP UP! Majority of Pakistanis salute you and support you, because it helps exterminating most heinous monsters of time, who does not care the human values....

In fact, Pakistanis are more insecure from Militants than Drones.....These radicals are determine to sabotage all aspects of peace and tranquility in Pakistan, and never care to kill innocent Pakistanis....

It's obvious there is always collateral damage....however, locals who host militants should get rid of them, if state is not forcing them, then Drones are best option....

ALL THOSE WHO ARE OPPOSING DRONES>>>>>DON"T KNOW when 2 dozen innocent pakistanis were killed by militants from Wazirstan on 27th Ramadan, on way to their homes to celebrate EID....

G. Din | 9 years ago | Reply

@SI: "Shoot down the drone and the satellite that guides it." Satellite, too? Please spare the satellite. They cost a lot of money. Would you be satisfied if US gives a guarantee of future good behaviour? " Problem solved." In your dreams! "Karo dosto pahle aap apni izzat, jo chaho karein log izzat ziyada!"

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