Peshawar: Central Information Secretary PTI, Shireen Mazari, today expressed surprise at the statement of PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar declaring drone attacks “beneficial” for Pakistan.
Mazari said this exposed the lies the PPP was feeding the people of Pakistan when their leadership criticized drones publicly. Equally condemnable was the PPP’s “support” for anti-drone parliamentary resolutions and the APC resolutions.
Clearly the revelations in Wikileaks and books and articles in the West asserting that the PPP was fooling its people and supporting US drone attacks were all correct. Mazari questioned as to why the PPP felt the need for this duplicity over drones when they believed they were good for Pakistan? Furthermore, Mazari pointed out, drones had done nothing to end terrorism. In fact, drones have been and are a major source of multiplying terrorism and aggravating extremism.
Perhaps most important, CIA drone attacks on Pakistan are a violation of international law including the UN Charter, humanitarian laws and the sovereignty of Pakistan. In addition there is now a PHC judgment declaring these drone attacks a war crime. In view of all these facts, Mazari asserted the PPP stands exposed once again for its duplicity over drones, which we suspected all along and which have now been proven by the PPP Senator’s remarks in the Senate on drones.