Pakistan condemns the US drone strike in Waziristan

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 8:12:11 by

Pakistan on Sunday strongly condemned the U.S. drone strike in the country tribal region which killed at least seven people.

Security officials say that the U.S. spy aircraft fired four missiles on two houses in Shawal area of Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan.


Pakistan warned that the American attacks set dangerous precedents in the inter-state relations.


The Foreign Ministry said the attacks 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.

“The Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the US drone strike that took place in South Waziristan today on 22 September 2013. These unilateral strikes are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Pakistan has repeatedly emphasized the importance of bringing an immediate end to drone strikes, he said in a statement.


He 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.

There was no immediate information about identity of those killed.


Residents said that the houses were destroyed in the strike in the afternoon.


The US has carried out 19 strikes mostly in North Waziristan this year, killing over 100 people.


A senior leader of the Haqqani Network, Mulla Sangeen was killed in a US strike this month along with five other people.


Officials say Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the issue of the drone strikes in his UN speech this month.

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1 Comment for “Pakistan condemns the US drone strike in Waziristan”

  1. Muhammad Khan

    Its a shame that our government cannot stop these drone strikes.

    AS far as US is concerned, they have always fought outside their country and they don’t care what happens to other countries or their people. In the name of national security they have already destroyed the Middle East, who supported US for a very long time and considered them as Good Friends, and see what the good friend did to them.

    The question we need to ask them is if,
    “They are with us or against us”

    If you have even few cells left in the brain you would know the answer.

    If we were following the Quran, then we wouldn’t have been afraid of such terrorists.

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