At UN’s legal committee, Pakistan calls for end to US drone strikes

Oct 08, 2013

At UN’s legal committee, Pakistan calls for end to US drone strikes

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Emphasizing that the war against terrorism must be waged within the framework of international law, a top Pakistani diplomat has called for an end to US drone strikes on Pakistan’s soil to stop further casualties and suffering. “The use of armed drones in the border areas of Pakistan is a continued violation of our sovereignty, international law, and international human rights and humanitarian law,” Ambassador Masood Khan told the General Assembly’s sixth (legal) Committee on Monday, pointing out that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had raised the drone issue in his address during the 193-member body’s high-level debate. (APP)