ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – PM advisor on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday that Pakistan will raise the issue of US drone strikes in the United Nations as they are against the country’s sovereignty.
While speaking at a news conference in Quetta, Aziz said that the recent drone attack in Balochistan, in which the Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed, had breached Pakistan’s sovereignty, caused a serious setback to the peace efforts and intensified hostilities in Afghanistan. He also urged all stakeholders to condemn the US drone attacks.
He said, Pakistan will take up the drone issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council later this year as it has become necessary after the last month’s drone strike.
Aziz recalled that Pakistan had mustered international support leading to the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2015 against drone strikes.