PTI moves motion in NA to discuss drone strikes

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ISLAMABAD: June 11 – Parliamentarians listens Federal Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs and Statistics Syed Naveed Qamar presenting the national budget 2008-09 during National Assembly session at Parliament House. The minister presents the Rs. 2010 billion budget and size is 29.7% higher than the size of estimates for 2007-08. APP photo by Afzaal Chaudhry

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday filed an adjournment motion in the National Assembly seeking a debate on drone strikes in Pakistan.

The adjournment motion has been signed by various PTI lawmakers, including Shireen Mazari and Nafeesa Khattak.

The motion was put forward after US authorities claimed to have killed the chief of the Afghan Taliban in a drone strike.

According to the document, Pakistan needs to strengthen its foreign policy and defence strategies.

In this regard, the adjournment motion called the statement issued by the Pakistan Foreign Office ‘meaningless’, saying the federal government needs to protect its territory and airspace and provide clarity on Pakistan’s Afghan policy.