ISLAMABAD: With the recent trip of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yielding no visible gains on drone strikes, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government said on Saturday evening that their patience was wearing thin and that they may take a unilateral step, Express News reported.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief Minister Pervez Khattak told the media on Saturday evening that they were tired of picking up bodies, whether they are of victims of terror or of drone strikes and that if the government does not take decisive steps to stop both they may take unilateral steps, including stopping the Nato supply through Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
“If they [government] do not want to talk [with Taliban] and we keep picking up the bodies, and they [US] continue drone strikes, we will take a final step.”
Khattak added that if the federal government fails to stop the drone strikes “we will consider the option of stopping Nato supplies.”
PTI, which occupies the opposition benches in the National Assembly, has repeatedly called on the government to implement the decision arrived at in September’s All Parties Conference to hold talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
It has also pushed the government on the subject of drone strikes which it claims has threatened talks with the TTP.
Pakistan says violate its sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as being counter productive.
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