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Pakistan reiterates call for end of US drone strikes

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has condemned the latest US drone attack in the volatile northwestern tribal region, and reiterated the call for cessation of such strikes.

On Thursday, at least five militants were killed when a US drone targeted a compound of Taliban militants in the Lawara Mandi area of North Waziristan Tribal region, according to a senior Pakistani security official.

Pakistan reiterates call for end of US drone strikes

In a statement on Friday, the Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said that such strikes are in disregard of our territorial sovereignty and international law.

The spokesman said that these events also generate distrust among the local populace.

In June this year, 45 former US military personnel issued a joint appeal to the pilots of aerial drones operating across the world, saying that the US drone strikes carried out across the world including in Pakistan have left at least 6,000 persons dead without having any justification.

“At least 6,000 lives have been unjustly taken by US drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, the Philippines, Libya and Syria. These attacks are also undermining principles of international law and human rights,” the letter said.

The former US military personnel also appealed to the pilots of aerial drones to stop carrying out deadly missions which have claimed a number of lives of innocent people.

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