PHC issues notice to Musharraf for allowing drone campaign

The CIA-operated drone campaign began in former president's government.


Web Desk October 24, 2012

PESHAWAR: While hearing a petition filed against drone attacks, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday issued a notice to former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for allowing campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan.

The CIA-operated drone campaign began in the former president's government.

The drone attacks in northwest Pakistan, where militants linked to Taliban and al Qaeda have strongholds, have killed thousands of people since they began in June 2004, according to the report by experts from Stanford Law School and the New York University School of Law.

Aside from casualties, the “Living Under Drones” report said, the missile strikes are affecting daily life in the tribal areas, making people unwilling to gather in groups – even for weddings and funerals – for fear of being targeted.

Despite Islamabad’s repeated protests, the Obama Administration is not willing to halt the CIA drone campaign in the tribal areas — notwithstanding Islamabad’s offer of a new mechanism suggesting use of drones only for surveillance.

COMMENTS (13)

Ijaz Mir | 8 years ago | Reply

This is a Norah Kushti. everyone knows that Drones are blessing for Pakistan. They get edge in the battlefield. If some civilians are killed. because criminals are using civilians as shield. Pakistani informers give the location and target which must be approved by Pakistani authorities before drone strike. past government and present government are doing a good job.. Just do not blame only USA. Pakistan has no REIT in this area. USA is doing a good job. Only way to get rid of drones is to wipe out the TTP ,Haqanies and criminals, there will be no drones.

AJ | 8 years ago | Reply

The notice should be issued to the institution which he represented and the one which has a responsibity to protect us both from these drones and also the terrorist which are killing us and have taken us hostage.

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