‘Pakistan can never accord approval to drone operations from its territory’


Calling a statement on drones being referred to the defence secretary totally false, a spokesman of the Ministry of Defence on Tuesday said Pakistan had always been against drone attacks and would not support any such activity. He said the defence secretary was being misquoted in the media. The government could never accord an approval for drone operations from its territory. Pakistan has been lodging protests with United States, officially against conducting the drone strikes. “We consider it a clear violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty. Pakistan has very recently demanded the end of drone strikes during the US envoy’s visit to Pakistan,” he said.