Yes, exactly as the headline of your editorial of July 8 so succinctly says. Just a day after the reopening of Nato’s supply routes, drones launched by the United States violated our airspace yet again, and killed another 24 Pakistanis in North Waziristan. The question is: did this attack take place with the concurrence of our government? The agreement permitting resumption of Nato supplies included “sharing of intelligence” between the two governments on drone attacks. Or has the United States, in sheer display of arrogance, killed the Pakistanis in a unilateral action? Our government must tell us what it has really achieved on the bargaining table by agreeing to permit the restoration of the supply routes so desperately needed by the United States and Nato.
There are critical points which need elaboration and clarification by the government: whether the US only agreed to release our outstanding Coalition Support Funds and some aid promised in the past; and, more important, whether it will be permitted to continue to violate our residual sovereignty at will, including the license to kill our people with impunity.
Air Cdre (r) Mohammad Yaqoob Khan