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Identity of US drone attack victim yet to be confirmed, says PM

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LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while criticising the United States drone strike in Balochistan on Saturday as a sheer violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty has said that it is yet to be confirmed whether one of the dead persons as a result of the air strike was Afghan Taliban Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour or not.

The premier, who is in London for a medical check-up, was speaking to reporters after his arrival.

The US had conducted a drone strike in the Dalbadin district of Balochistan near the Pak-Afghan border last Saturday as a result of which two people were killed after their vehicle was completely destroyed in the attack.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the US Secretary of State John Kerry called him after the air strike and shared the information that Mullah Akhtar Mansour was targeted in the air strike near the Pak-Afghan border.

Commenting on the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s accusations over the Panama Papers, Nawaz Sharif said those who are making allegations of corruptions against him and his family should come up with a clear clarification of their own offshore companies first.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that instead of a judicial commission, he has already explained his position regarding his family’s offshore holdings on the floor of the national assembly, which showed his willingness to come up with a logical solution of the entire Pamanagate episode.

He assured that the government will also not spare those who got their bank loans waived on political grounds and that actions will also be taken against them.

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