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‘US drones killing innocent Pakistanis from tribal areas’

Updated November 11, 2013
Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan. -File Photo
Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan. -File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Monday that people being killed in US drone attacks are innocent patriotic Pakistanis from the tribal areas.

In his speech in the National Assembly, the PTI chief said that US drone attacks will receive a stern reaction.

"A peace dialogue began after nine years but the killing of Hakimullak Mehsud in a drone attack sabotaged the entire peace talks," he said.

Khan said that 90 billion rupees were being spent every month on the war on terror while the country’s debt in five years has increased from 7 trillion to fifteen trillion.

He stressed that everyone must support the peace process, adding that it was the innocent and patriotic tribal people who were dying for the country.

PTI chief said that Peshawar High Court had been given detail decision on the drone attacks and asked the federal government to stop Nato supply routes but unfortunately the government the US did not give any weight to that decision.

“It was our right to lodge strong protest on drone attacks and invite all the parties to participate in that PTI protest on November 20,” Imran Khan added.

He further said that despite differences, PTI will support the government on all levels.

Imran Khan has been a vocal critic of US drine strikes and has vowed to block Nato supplies from crossing through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in response to the US drone strike that killed Hakimullah Mehsud.