Pakistan wants complete end to US drone strikes: FO


Islamabad: Pakistan has said that it wants complete halt to US drone attacks instead of decrease in their frequency. This was stated by Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in her weekly news briefing here Thursday. She said drone strikes are unacceptable‚ as they are against our sovereignty.

She said Pakistan has consistently discussed the issue with the United States and demanded that the violations of its territory should be stopped.

The spokesperson said our stance on drones strikes has also been endorsed by the international community.

To a question‚ Tasnim Aslam said bus service on the Line of Control in Kashmir has been restored‚ while the truck service will be restored soon.

The spokesperson said Pakistan has accepted an Indian proposal of early convening a meeting of working group to discuss LoC trade in order to revisit the modalities in this regard.

Tasnim Aslam said Pakistan wants to resolve all disputes with India through dialogue for lasting peace in the region.

Regarding visits of Saudi high officials‚ she said Saudi Prince Sultan bin Salman is visiting Pakistan today on a two-day visit. During his stay‚ he will meet the Prime Minister and other officials.

About Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s expected visit to Turkey‚ she said he will be participating in business meetings beside trilateral talks during his stay in that country.

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