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Drone issue:FO says options under review

August 24, 2012 - Updated 1528 PKT
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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesman Muazzam Khan said Friday that Pakistan was in contact with the US over the drone issue and different options were under review.


During a news briefing, Khan said drone attacks violated the sovereignty of Pakistan and were unlawful. He added that efforts were being made to resolve the issue with the US on a bilateral level.


The spokesman further informed reporters that the Pak-US strategic dialogue would take place this year.


Three separate drone strikes in North Waziristan on Friday claimed sixteen lives. The number of drone strikes in the agency has risen drastically over the last few months.


On Thursday, a top US diplomat had been summoned to the Foreign Office and a protest was lodged over the drone attacks.

Reader Comments
Muazzam Khan is aware by now that under international law the drone strikes are lawful AND that Pakistan, by failing to act against terrorists in Nawaz, has no sovereign standing in this matter (ref: UNSCR 1373). So what we see here is yet another Pakistani official who can earnestly lie with a perfects straight face.

What options???? Beg or call in the envoy, have a cup of tea and let them insult you???

Akbar Khan
You Bureaucratic Slaves and The NRO DEAL ruling Parties and their Alliance , you cannot tell your Masters, to Stop Drone attacks. The Masters give you Money to look the other way. So don't fool Pakistani People.

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