According to a report published in an American newspaper LA Times, the American President Barack Obama has approved the proposal of increasing drone strikes inside Pakistan borders, Aaj News reported.
According to the Los Angeles Time, growing frustrations in the relationship between US and Pakistan has provoked the Obama administration to approve a sort of “aggressive” drone strike plan, which they would have not approved before.
Speaking on condition of anonymity a U.S. official, said that the administration’s attitude is, “What do we have to lose?”
Earlier this week, US secretary of defence, Leon Panetta made fiery remarks about how the “US is losing patience with Pakistan” openly hinting the condition of Pakistan and America’s deteriorating relationship.
The CIA had logged 14 remotely piloted strikes on targets in Pakistan’s rugged tribal belt in the previous 5 1/2 months, according to the New America Foundation, a U.S. think tank that tracks reported attacks.
Since the imprisonment of Dr Shakeel Afridi, the man who helped CIA track down Osama Bin Laden, the US has changed its attitude towards Pakistan by first implying a $33 million penalty for each year Dr Afridi stays in prison and increasing drone strikes violating Pakistan’s sovereignty.
Ever since the NATO summit in Chicago, US has conducted 8 drone strikes in the tribal areas of Balochistan.