Pakistan strongly condemned the US drone strike in North Waziristan, foreign office spokesman said here in Islamabad on Monday.
Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in a statement refering to Sunday’s drone strike said these unilateral strikes are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He said that Pakistan has repeatedly emphasized the importance of bringing an immediate end to drone strikes. The spokesman said the Government of Pakistan has consistently maintained that drone strikes are counter-productive, entail loss of innocent civilian lives and have human rights and humanitarian implications. He said such strikes also set dangerous precedents in the inter-state relations.
The spokesman said these drone strikes have a negative impact on the mutual desire of both countries to forge a cordial and cooperative relationship and to ensure peace and stability in the region.