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Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar has strongly condemned the Drone attacks in which a number of innocent lives were lost yesterday.

Minister of State stressed that yesterday’s Drone strikes were not only counter productive but also in flagrant disregard of Pakistan’s sovereignty and international principles and norms. Such strikes constitute a matter of serious concern and raises issues regarding respect for human rights and humanitarian law. Irresponsible and unlawful conduct cannot be justified on any grounds.

Minister of State added that in view of the Drone attacks, Pakistan would be unable to participate in the trilateral meeting between Pakistan-Afghanistan-US, proposed for 26 March 2011 at Brussels.

18 March 2011

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