FO refrains from verifying Mullah Nazir’s death


Refraining from verifying the death of Taliban warlord Mullah Nazir in a US drone strike in South Waziristan, the Foreign Office spokesman on Friday said the issue of drone attacks had been raised at with the United States.
In his weekly briefing to the press, FO spokesman Moazzam Ali Khan reiterated the stance that Pakistan condemned US drone attacks on its soil, adding that the matter was raised in talks between the senior leadership of both countries. Calling Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar’s visit to Saudi Arabia successful, Khan said the relations between the two countries were exemplary. To a question about Iran’s nuclear installations, the spokesman said the matter could be resolved in a peaceful manner. Khan said the issue could not be solved with the imposition of sanctions. Speaking about a conference of clerics being planned in Afghanistan, the spokesman said Pakistan was in contact with Afghanistan over dates for the conference. He said Pakistan supported reconciliation process in Afghanistan. Khan also said President Asif Ali Zardari would not be attending the third Pakistan-India cricket match in India.