Pakistan losing patience over drone strikes

Interior Minister says relations between the two countries could take a turn for the worse.


Web Desk July 04, 2013
Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said if drone strikes in Pakistan continue, relations between US and Pakistan could take a turn for the worse, Express News reported.

The Pakistani government has maintained an anti-drone stance and has claimed that drone strikes in the country are illegal, violate sovereignty and are counter-productive as they claim civilian lives.

Earlier, an unmanned aerial combat vehicle had early on Wednesday fired missiles on a house located in the Miranshah Bazar in North Waziristan killing at least 17 people.

The foreign office protested against the drone campaign and said innocent people are killed in these strikes.

The TTP issued a statement later that day, claiming that none of their men were killed in the drone strike.

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COMMENTS (16)

Virkaul | 7 years ago | Reply

@Mohammad Ali Siddiqui: Imran Khan would have? Really?

Jim | 7 years ago | Reply

Oh really? And what are you going to do? Bring down the drones with a pea-shooter since your F-16s will be disabled if they get anywhere close...

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