Drone attacks violation of human rights


Drone strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are a violation of human rights, against the international laws and creating hatred against the United States, said Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday.

Addressing the participants of peace march here, Imran said: “We strongly condemn the US drone strikes in the FATA as they are against the international laws and a complete violation of human rights.”

Drone attacks create hatred against the US and should be stopped immediately, he said, adding that the tribal people were very brave and courageous and could not be afraid of the drone strikes. He said that the PTI peace march was aimed at delivering a strong message to the international community about the harms caused by the drone strikes in FATA.

The peace march could not reach Waziristan and returned from Kowar, situated on Tank-Jandola Road, 20 km from Tank city, due to security reasons.The local administration had established many relief camps to provide first aid to the participants of the march. Ambulances remained present to cope with any emergency.

The Tank-D.I.Khan and Tank-Jandola roads leading to South Wazirstan were blocked by placing containers.FC and police contingents were deployed at various points to provide security to the participants of the march.Imran Khan said that the PTI after coming into power would focus on education and employment opportunities to the tribal people and fully tap the rich mineral potential of FATA and Waziristan, which would alleviate poverty.