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Pakistan seeks UN rights body’s help on drone strikes

Published Jun 16, 2016 06:57am


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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the UN Human Rights Council to respond to loss of lives, human rights violations and breach of its territorial sovereignty because of drone attacks.

Speaking at a meeting of the council in Geneva, Pakistan’s permanent representative Tehmina Janjua pointed out that the drone strikes were also a violation of the UN charter and international law, including human rights and humanitarian law, said a press release issued by the ministry of foreign affairs.

Pakistan, it said, had been repeatedly saying that the use of armed drones or remotely-piloted aircraft was a breach of human rights, particularly the non-derogable right.

Janjua asked the international community and the HR Council to take notice of human rights violations taking place as a result of illegal drone strikes in the country.

Published in Dawn, June 16th, 2016


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Comments (6) Closed

Zak Jun 16, 2016 07:30am

If we want more funds from US and loans from US controlled IMF,World Bank and USAid, then we have to tolerate more drone strikes.

Sameer Jun 16, 2016 07:58am

loss of lives, human rights violations and breach of its territorial sovereignty All was OK until funds were coming. Wow what a policy. A great nation in the making.

Rohit Jun 16, 2016 07:58am

Good luck...I am sure this will stop all drones in Pakistan territory....

Shaukat Ali Khan Jun 16, 2016 08:55am

Great move.

citizen Jun 16, 2016 09:20am

A strong resolution against US in UN security council thro China may be more effective !

Vaidyanathan Jun 16, 2016 11:54am

Harbour in dreaded terrorists to attack other countries is in consonance with UN norms. Please explain.