Pakistan’s northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, located in the neighbor of Pak-Afghan tribal belt, Monday passed a resolution against US drone strikes in the tribal region and demanded an end to them.
The resolution was tabled by Bashir Ahmed Bilour, senior provincial minister, in the KP assembly and unanimously passed by a simple majority.
The resolution stated that drone strikes were against country’s sovereignty and killing innocent people as well.
The provincial legislatures demanded end to drone strikes and said that no foreign dictation will be accepted in regard to such attacks.
The United States has intensified unilateral missile strikes in the country’s tribal belt, bordering Afghanistan, since January. Dozens of drone strikes have so far killed more than 150 people including over eighty innocent lives.
The bloodiest strike on March 17th targeted a tribal Jirga mistakenly and killed about forty-five innocent tribesmen including tribal elders and paramilitary troopers.
Pakistan has repeatedly lodged strong protest with Washington and US forces in Afghanistan.
However, the attacks have remained unabated.