Forigen Office condemns NWA drone strike


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the US drone strike in North Waziristan on May 16, and has called for cessation of such strikes.


“Such strikes are a clear violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said.

Six suspected militants were killed and two others wounded in a US drone strike in the remote Shawal Valley in the North Waziristan tribal region on Saturday.

The spokesman said these drone attacks generate distrust among the local populace at a time when Operation Zarb-i-Azb is moving ahead decisively and the focus of the government is shifting towards rehabilitation of the civilian population.