LHC requested to appoint prosecutor in drone attack case


The government on Thursday appealed to the Lahore High Court to appoint a prosecutor in the US drone attack case.
LHC Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial resumed the hearing of drone attack case. During the hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer told the court that the drone attacks on Pakistani soil were against sovereignty and security of the country. He said further the government only issued condemnatory statements in this regard.
The federation’s counsel, Deputy Attorney General Yasmeen Sehgal told the court that US drone attacks were a sensitive matter of the state, therefore a judicial prosecutor should be appointed in this regard. The court adjourned the hearing until May 21.