NWFP Assembly passes resolution against US drone attacks

March 18th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Peshawar, Mar. 18 (ANI): The assembly Pakistans North Western Frontier Province has passed an unanimous resolution demanding that the federal government ask the US to stop drone attacks in tribal and settled areas. Tabling the joint resolution, independent MPA from Bannu Adnan Wazir said US drones were violating Pakistans airspace and firing missiles in tribal and settled areas. We condemn drone attacks. These attacks are having negative impact on peace efforts. The US interference in Pakistans internal affairs cannot be tolerated, Wazir said, while demanding the federal government to use diplomatic channels to persuade the US to stop drone attacks. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawazs (PML-N) Munawar Khan condemned drone attack in Jani Khel area of Bannu on Sunday calling on the federal government to take immediate steps to stop US spy aircraft attacks. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazls (JUI-F) Mufti Kifayatullah, PPPPs Muhammad Ali Bacha and PML-Qs Zahir Shah also supported the joint resolution. In another joint resolution, PPP parliamentary leader Abdul Akbar Khan paid tribute to the federal government particularly the president and the prime minister for restoration of the judges and implementation of the Charter of Democracy. The PPPP leader said the federal government had fulfilled the promise of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. PML-Nawazs Munawar Khan, however, said the ruling PPP had just realized its mistakes. ANP Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain paid tribute to the army for playing a positive role in the judicial problem. (ANI)

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