Drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: FO

Pakistan says the latest US drone strike will have a negative impact on the Government's initiative to undertake dialogue with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, state media reported on Sunday.
In a statement Foreign Office said that drone strikes violate the country's sovereignty‚ international humanitarian laws and are counter-productive to efforts to bring peace and stability in Pakistan and the region.
The statement said that in accordance with this publicly stated consistent policy‚ Pakistan has condemned drone strikes whenever they have taken place.
It said‚ Pakistan has been airing its concern over the drone strikes with the US Administration and at the United Nations.
The Prime Minister during his recent visit to the United States had raised the issue with President Obama and other senior US leaders.
The statement says the Government is determined to continue its efforts to engage with the TTP to bring an end to the ongoing violence and make them a part of mainstream politics within the parameters of the constitution.

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