US drone strikes on Pak must end now, says Sartaj Aziz

Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has reportedly said that the US drone strikes inside Pakistan must end as the `high-value targets` have been taken care of.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 09, 2014, 15:06 PM IST

Islamabad: Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has reportedly said that the US drone strikes inside Pakistan must end as the `high-value targets` have been taken care of.
During the book launching ceremony of Akbar S. Ahmed`s "Thistle and drone: America`s war on terror or war on tribal Islam", Aziz said that it was time for the US to end the drone attacks, which had proved to be counter-productive.

According to Dawn News, the adviser further said that the two previous governments had allowed the US to carry out these strikes inside the country`s territory, but the PML-N government was taking up the issue with the US to bring them to a halt.
The United Nations General Assembly had recently passed a resolution declaring the drone attacks a violation of human rights and Aziz hoped that the US would soon be convinced that killing people without trial was inappropriate and the policy required a review.

He further said that some contact had been established with the Taliban for peace talks but refused to predict the outcome of talks.