Residents of Thal and Doaba panicked after spotting suspected US drones hovering in the skies on Saturday morning.
According to local journalists, panic spread like wildfire among residents when the drones were allegedly seen flying in the area since the morning. They added the unmanned planes continued their flight for more than two hours. “It wasn’t just one drone but several. We couldn’t count them as they kept on appearing and disappearing from the area,” one journalist told The Express Tribune.
After the tribal areas, drones are now hovering freely in the settled areas of K-P, noted the journalist. He argued the government must put a check on the “illegal action” otherwise people will start getting targeted in the settled areas as well.
Residents demanded the government take action against such flights and stop them.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2014.