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Friday, March 18, 2011

Punjab Assembly passes resolution against drone strikes

LAHORE, March 18: The Punjab Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution condemning US drone attacks inside the Pakistani territory.

The resolution, tabled by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Begum Khwaja Naseem, stated that the US drone attacks in the tribal areas were a breach of national sovereignty.

The resolution condemned Thursday’s attack in North Waziristan in which at least 40 civilians were killed and demanded the government to adopt a clear stance on drone strikes.

The house, subsequently, adopted the resolution unanimously.

The US strikes are deeply unpopular among the Pakistani public, who say attacks have often killed innocent civilians.

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