ISLAMABAD, April 15 (KUNA) -- Pakistan has strongly condemned the US-led
drone strike on Sunday which killed at least four people in North Waziristan
tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan.
According to a statement issued by Foreign Office on Monday, "Such
unilateral attacks are in contravention of international law and
counter-productive to the stability of this country. The Government maintained
its position that drone strikes violate its territorial integrity and
sovereignty," adding that such attacks also set dangerous precedents in the
Pakistan has condemned the US drone strikes several times earlier too. A UN
special rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson visited
Islamabad as part of an investigation into civilian casualties caused by drone
strikes a few days ago. He stated the US drones as the violation of the
sovereignty of Pakistan's territory.
According to Britain's Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 3,577 people
have been killed in CIA drone attacks in Pakistan since 2004. (end)
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