ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the US drone strike that took place in North Waziristan on Friday evening. Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in a statement said these strikes are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He said there is an across the board consensus in Pakistan that these drone strikes must end.
He said 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 spokesman 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.