Pakistan expresses concern over drone strike

ISLAMABAD: The Ambassador of the United States Mr. David Hale was called by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi on Monday, to express concern over the drone strike on Pakistani territory on Saturday, (May 21).

In the meeting, Tariq Fatemi pointed out that the drone strike was a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and a breach of the United Nation’s Charter that guarantees the inviolability of the territorial integrity of its member states.

He also emphasized that such actions could adversely impact the ongoing efforts by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) for facilitating peace talks between the Afghan Government and the Taliban.

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister also underlined that Pakistan and the United States had been closely coordinating in the fight against the menace of terrorism and that this cooperation needed to be maintained. NNI

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