Pakistan condemns North Waziristan drone strike

Published: January 19, 2015
US government has tight restrictions on foreign sales of unmanned vehicles. PHOTO: AFP

US government has tight restrictions on foreign sales of unmanned vehicles. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday evening condemned the drone strike in North Waziristan which killed five suspected militants.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government reiterated its known position on such strikes.

“Such strikes constitute a violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity and demands their immediate cessation,” the government’s statement read.

The strike targeted a Taliban compound in Pungai, Shawal area of North Waziristan Agency on Monday.

“A US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Shahi Khel neighbourhood of Shawal, killing five terrorists,” a senior security official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Another security official confirmed the strike and casualties.

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  • Rex Minor
    Jan 19, 2015 - 11:13PM

    Why protest, if the new COAS is unable to prevent the peoples getting killed by foreign powers, when on his watch he could not even prevent the massacre of children in army run schools.

    Rex Minor


  • Umar
    Jan 19, 2015 - 11:42PM

    Oh yes!. We condemned it!. That should stop them for sure.


  • Sumit
    Jan 20, 2015 - 12:08AM

    Pakistan strongly condemned North Waziristan drone strike for 1078925th time.


  • Sajid Khan
    Jan 20, 2015 - 1:26AM

    Come off it! WE hear that the PAF has been bombing Pak citizens. Which must mean some PAF pilots are awake (I’m being serious, believe it or not). Yet, in spite of sophisticated airplanes no slow-flying drone has ever been shot down. Often these drones hover over the areas they are about to send missiles into. One is forced to conclude that either the PAF is grossly incompetent, which would be most surprising, or there are over0ridind orders to stop downing US drones.


  • Noman
    Jan 20, 2015 - 2:41AM

    You attack, we condemn! By far the best policy since Mush’s era!


  • woody
    Jan 20, 2015 - 8:05AM

    @Sajid Khan: Maybe Pakistan military doesn’t want to start a shooting war with the American’s over defending the Taliban?


  • AVMPolpot
    Jan 20, 2015 - 9:01AM

    Now India is about to purchase US Drones
    watch the fun!.


  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Jan 20, 2015 - 11:13AM

    No matter ho many times Pakistan condemns the drones’ attacks but useless and time wasting because in US’ official documents Pakistan is a beggar,slave and US’ aid’s dependent country and why do we forget this harsh reality that the beggars and slaves always never have any respect,honor,grace,dignity and sovereignty?And the beggars and slaves are only for obedience never for choosing…..


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