Spokesman’s response to news story regarding alleged deal on drones

Foreign Office on Sunday responding to a query regarding a story published in New York Times on an alleged deal on drones, said that the story is baseless and a part of the propaganda to create confusion about the clear position of Pakistan on this matter.

“We have repeatedly affirmed that Pakistan regards the use of drone strikes as counterproductive,” said Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry responding to this news.

He said drone strikes violate Pakistan’s sovereignty and International Law. The spokesman said there is now a growing debate in the international community to consider the legality and legitimacy of drone strikes.