US lawmaker says drone strikes in Pak could end, if govt wants

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 13:16

Islamabad: A United States lawmaker has said that drone strikes in Pakistan could end the next day, if the country wanted, claiming that no such attacks take place without the approval of its government.

U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee member Congressman Alan Grayson said that he hasn`t received any evidence from the Obama administration that suggests a drop in drone strikes in Pakistan by the end of this year, Dawn News reports.

The statement came after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that U.S. drone strikes would significantly be reduced by the end of this year, after he spoke to President Barack Obama about U.S. air strikes in its tribal regions on his recent trip to the Washington.

The Democrat Congressman from Florida also said that Pakistan has a strong Air Force, which had the power to impose a restriction on its borders, whenever it chose to.


First Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 13:16

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