Pakistan to Bring Drone Issue to United Nations

Demanding the United States stop


Pakistan on Thursday said it would raise the issue of US drone strikes inside its territory at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

"We will go to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva if the drone strikes continue" Tasneem Aslam, the spokeswoman for the ministry of foreign affairs said in a weekly news conference.

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution on December 18 2013 calling on states using drone strikes as a counter-terrorism measure to comply with their obligations under international law and the UN Charter.

But in the latest US missile strike after the UN resolution, at least three people were killed late on Wednesday night in Miranshah in Pakistan's northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan.

Pakistan's foreign ministry condemned the fresh attack, terming it a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity.