FO condemns North Waziristan drone attack

Published July 3, 2013
Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry. — File photo
Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Wednesday condemned the latest US drone strike that took place in North Waziristan late on Tuesday.

At least 17 people were killed and two others injured in the drone attack which targeted a house in North Waziristan’s Miramshah town late on Tuesday night.

Hours after the strike, the Foreign Office issued a statement saying drone strikes were a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, adding that Pakistan has repeatedly emphasised the importance of bringing an immediate end to these.

The government “has consistently maintained that drone strikes are counter-productive, entail loss of innocent civilian lives and have human rights and humanitarian implications”, the statement said.

It further said that the attacks had 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”.

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