'US drone attacks failure of Pak Government's foreign policy'

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Islamabad, Mar 29 (ANI): The Pakistan senate committee on national security has declared that the continuing of US drone attacks on Pakistani territory is a failure of the government's foreign policy.

The committee made this observation while expressing its displeasure with US President Barack Obama for not announcing a halt to drone attacks when he revealed his new Afghanistan-Pakistan policy on Friday.

The National Assembly body also asked Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to appear before the committee on April 6, and brief it on the new US policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Sources said the committee demanded that the government adopt a clear-cut strategy to ensure the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Talking to reporters, committee chairman Raza Rabbani said the committee was finalising its recommendations on national security, and would make every effort to table it in the NA at the earliest.

He said that the US being a democratic country should respect the unanimous resolution passed by Pakistan's parliament against US drone strikes in the Tribal Areas. (ANI)

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