PTI, allies to table anti-drone resolution in KP assembly.
ZAHIR SHAH SHERAZI
Photo shows newly-elected members
of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial
assembly taking oath during the inaugural
session on May 29, 2013. — AFP Photo
PESHAWAR|05|June|2013:: The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) led ruling coalition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have prepared a resolution calling on the federal government to take immediate steps to end US drone attacks in Pakistan.
The joint-resolution, signed by the PTI and its allies in the provincial government, has been submitted in the KP Assembly secretariat and is likely to be taken up and passed during the upcoming session of the house.
The resolution terms attacks by US unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a violation of international laws.
“The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly strongly condemns attacks on Pakistani soil by US drones, and considers them violations of international laws,” says the resolution.
“Drone attacks have led to a rise in terrorist attacks inside Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and have caused irreparable damage to the province’s economy,” it says.
The resolution also urges the federal government to immediately take effective steps to stop drone attacks, and to announce a clear policy on the issue as soon as possible.
The document has been signed by leaders of four member parties of the provincial government: Shaukat Ali Yousufzai of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), Sirajul Haq of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Sikandar Khan Sherpao of the Qaumi Watan Party and Shahram Khan Tarakai of the Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan (AJIP).(Courtesy:Dawn)