UK parliamentarians urge Obama to stop drone strikes in Pak
London: Twelve British parliamentarians have written to US President Barack Obama to stop drone attacks in Pakistan.
In their letter to Obama, they said Britain and Western countries are under threat because drone attacks provide justification for future terrorist activities.
The Express Tribune quoted the parliamentarians, as saying that the attacks are creating hatred for the US amongst Pakistanis, and they are also harming a British allied country`s sovereignty. The letter also stated that innocent people are being killed in drone strikes.
According to the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, one drone strike has hit Pakistan every four days on average during the Obama presidency.
The bureau further said most of the 2,292 to 2,863 people killed in the strikes were low-ranking militants, but that only 126 fighters had been named.
It added that there were credible reports of civilian casualties numbering between 385 and 775 civilians, including 164 to 168 children.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Admissions 2015: Know India's best ranking Universities
- Yasin Bhatkal calls wife from Hyderabad jail, talks of 'help from Damascus'
- DNA: Analysis of first SECC survey in eight decades
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with UPSC topper Ira Singhal's family
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results; women bag top four positions
- Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC
- 3rd Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka rattle Pakistan in decider
- Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal indicates Islamic State will help him get out of jail soon
- Missing UK schoolgirls seen carrying Kalashnikov rifle in ISIS's Raqqa?