Pak HR body calls for govt intervention in stopping US air raids

September 10th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore , Sept 10 (ANI): Taking a strong note of the recent increase in air strikes by unmanned US planes, the Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has reportedly urged the Pakistan Governments intervention to stop such air raids.

A statement issued by the Commission said that the attacks in the Tribal Areas, killing of civilians and the violation of Pakistans territorial sovereignty by the US-led coalition forces had assumed the form of a regular series, reported the Daily Times.

Each attack was followed by stereotyped official protests by Islamabad, threats of befitting replies, statement of condemnation by all and sundry and the occasional summoning of the US envoy to the Foreign Office, the paper quoted the statement as saying further.

It added: Such gestures achieve little. Nor do they convince the people of the governments keenness to protect innocent lives or to assert its sovereignty. (ANI)

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