Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mr Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Death From Above

Rare condemnation by PM, army chief: 40 killed in drone attack

"In the attack which came a day after CIA operative Raymond Davis had been set free by a court in Lahore, US drones fired missiles when a jirga was in progress in Nevi Adda Shega area of North Waziristan, killing 40 people, including tribal elders.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the incident and called the attack an “irrational act”.

“Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has strongly condemned the drone attack and said it will only strengthen hands of radical and extremist elements,” an official statement said.

“Such an irrational behaviour negatively impacts efforts to separate militants from peaceful and patriotic tribesmen of the areas,” he said.

In a statement issued by ISPR, Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said: “It is highly regrettable that a jirga of peaceful citizens, including elders of the area, was carelessly and callously targeted with complete disregard to human life."


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