Despite Pak's opposition, US not likely to stop drone attacks: Mukhtar

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Lahore, Jan. 18 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has said that despite Islamabad's continuous reservations against drone attacks, the US has not given any clear signal that it would put an end to it.

"We have clarified to the US that drone strikes are not a permanent solution to the problem," The News quoted Mukhtar, as saying.

He added that the only solution to insurgency in tribal areas is through holding talks and winning hearts.

Interacting with reporters at Aibak Polo Ground, Mukhtar said Pakistan's nuclear programme is safe and secure.

No outsider in the past could get access to it, nor will anyone be successful in it in future, he assured.

Answering a question, Mukhtar said if former President Pervez Musharraf could do politics then why not Asif Ali Zardari, who has been elected as president by the political parties. (ANI)

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