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Pakistan demands immediate cessation of drone strikes

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has demanded an immediate cessation of drone strikes that violate the territorial integrity and sovereignty of States.

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Maleeha Lodhi, the Permanent Representative at the United Nations was speaking in the General Assembly where she condemned the continued use of drones and described these as blatant disregard of existing international commitments.

Lodhi spoke right after the adoption by the 193 member world bodyof the resolution on the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy.

She emphasized that noting the conclusions and recommendations of the report of the Human Rights Council on the use of drones, was the first step in the right direction.

The envoy welcomed the consensus on the resolution and said that it served as a strong and united signal against the scourge of terrorism.

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