Pakistan losing patience over drone strikes

Published: July 4, 2013
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Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: FILE

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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Reader Comments (16)

  • Shaami
    Jul 4, 2013 - 8:46PM

    And we Pakistanis are losing Patience due to the lack of Ability and Will of our government to took action against TTP and LEJ. Ihsaan Ullah Ihsan a spokesperson of Taliban now do live sessions with journalists and I have a telecom background and weather he has a Satellite or a Normal Phone his location can be traced within minutes or even in seconds to the accuracy of some meters and action can be taken but the question is that who will do that???

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  • ahmad
    Jul 4, 2013 - 8:54PM

    Lol, so we still hv patience for terrorism, corruption etc but not for drones……. That says a lot about his mental condition.

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  • Shan
    Jul 4, 2013 - 8:58PM

    Then why can’t they shoot down rather than usual statement that we protest blah blah blah..

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jul 4, 2013 - 9:03PM

    Dear Interior Minister:

    You are losing patience over drone strikes on US and people of Pakistan are losing patience on PML(N) as why as yet, the PML(N) government has not knocked down drones?

    I am sure that if Imran Khan would have been the Prime Minister of Pakistan, after taking oath of his office, he would have knocked down each and every done entering into Pakistan airspace terrorists.

    Shame on you, Nisar.

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  • whyaname
    Jul 4, 2013 - 9:22PM

    @Shaami:
    Poor you @Shaami…., think you need understand a concept called “realpoliotik”…. :)

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Jul 4, 2013 - 9:33PM

    We have seen this drama before, if he thinks that it is against the international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty then what will take to shoot these drones down. Why spending billions on Air Force when they can’t even stop these pesky drones. If I recall correctly the same statements were given by the ex prime minister and Rehman Malik. The facts are that this government is in cahoots with the Americans like the last one did.Please don’t fool the nation by giving false statements and by the way your wife is a US citizen and if you rock the boat, her property and bank balance will be in jeopardy and you know it very well. In Egypt the military is in the pockets of the US and in Pakistan the politicians and the military is subjugated to the wishes of the US, there is no going around it.

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  • Jul 4, 2013 - 9:47PM

    Why you loose patience Mr.Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan? Your government or the white elephant Army do not know who were killed in the drone strike even after two days. First publish the list of fellows killed, whether they were Pakistanis or Afghans.

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  • Someone
    Jul 4, 2013 - 9:49PM

    Pathetic. PML-N and previous PPP govt are both two sides of the same coin.

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  • zoro
    Jul 4, 2013 - 9:52PM

    Hehehehe … what a funny statement to make …

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  • mind control
    Jul 4, 2013 - 11:09PM

    Pakistan losing patience over drone strikes

    And the world is losing patience with terror havens.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Jul 4, 2013 - 11:11PM

    Now TTP is saying no one has died from their side in Drone attack .They are refusing to recognize the dead one as happened in Kargil war . Thousands of dead bodies are still there burried in the ice .

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  • Subhan
    Jul 4, 2013 - 11:46PM

    We shall keep on losing patience. But we have so much patience that it will take perhaps half a century to lose it fully. Other nations should learn from us.

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  • Hamid Siddiqui
    Jul 5, 2013 - 12:29AM

    Mr. Interior Minister, I can understand your problem or your leaders problem in being surprised and giving statements after every drone attack, that it is illegal and we maintain anti-drone stance. Why don’t you and your leader accept a fact that either you do not know the meaning of Sovereignty or you do not care, you came with a deal to keep giving statements and keep getting paid. Because the countries where there is educated Leaders and ministers , they know their right as a free nation and understand the meaning of Sovereignty.
    It should have been a clear message at the first time, that this is illegal and we will shoot down the drones if we see them in our space. This is an international law and no country on the earth can hold Pakistan responsible for shooting a drone or an unwanted airplane in self defense. But it needs education, boldness, sense of self respect and on top loyalty to the nation and country which you lack. Accept it or prove me and Pakistanis wrong by shooting down the next drone.

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  • csmann
    Jul 5, 2013 - 1:56AM

    Go after the terrorists with full force.Put them on the run. Then negotiate with them. Drones will stop forthwith.

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  • Jim
    Jul 5, 2013 - 6:33AM

    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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  • Virkaul
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:32AM

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

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