Pakistan condemns US drone strike

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the US drone strike that took place in Ghulam Khan Tehsil of North Waziristan on the early morning of 06th September 2013.

These unilateral strikes are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Pakistan has repeatedly emphasized the importance of bringing an immediate end to drone strikes, foreign office spokesman said in a statement on Friday.

The Government of Pakistan has consistently maintained that drone strikes are counter-productive, entail loss of innocent civilian lives and have human rights and humanitarian implications. Such strikes also set dangerous precedents in the inter-state relations.

The statement said these drone strikes have a negative impact on the mutual desire of both countries to forge a cordial and cooperative relationship and to ensure peace and stability in the region.