Drone attacks violation of sovereignty: Ahsan Iqbal

Jun 18, 2013


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal said drone attacks are violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty on Saturday.

“Drone attacks cannot be tolerated at any cost. We need to exploit effective diplomacy to stop these attacks,” he said in response to a point raised by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, MNA Dr Shireen Mazari.

He said the PML-N government has a clear viewpoint on drone attacks and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also categorically given his point of view on drone attacks.

“The Prime Minister clearly explained the government policy on drone attacks in this House,” he said and also mentioned to summoning the US diplomat to Foreign Office to register Pakistan’s protest against drone attacks. “We have a principle stance on this issue. Drone attacks are unacceptable and this issue needs to be addressed appropriately,” he added. (Courtesy: The News)