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Drone attacks undermine army ops: Abbas

- October 04, 2012 - Updated 2210 PKT - From Web Edition

ISLAMABAD: Former director general ISPR, Maj Gen (Retd) Athar Abbas has said that drone attacks dilute the impact of a successful army operation and that such strikes create hurdles in restoring administrative control in areas where military operation successfully concluded.


Addressing a seminar held under the auspices of Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), he said the army carried out successful operations in Swat, Bajaur, and South Waziristan but owing to drone strikes the process of putting administrative control back in place in these areas could not be brought to completion.


He underlined the need for a proper use of drone technology. "If the US put drones to use in consultation with Pakistan, it would produce more effective results," he observed.


The defence experts in their address on the occasion stressed upon evolving an international code of conduct on the use of drones.

Reader Comments
Now he is talkind but was a part of Musharraf and hailing the attacks. I hate all these bloody generals who destroyed Pakistan.I have seen his briefings biastly.

army generals have already sold country's soverinity for a few second hand F-16's.

This remind me of a world war2 movie once shown on PTV "Too Late The Hero".

Drone attacks infact evidently indicate Pakistni military's inability and utter weakness to deal with them.It suggests that they have zero capabilty to operate to defend their country's frontiers against the aggressors.

concerned citizen
United Kingdom
Shoot them down if you have courage. Dont make fool of yourself and the nation.

United Kingdom
issuing such statement after ten years won't make much sense.

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