LHC urges Pak govt. to stop US drone attacks if without govt permission

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Lahore, June 30(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday directed the Pakistan government to take strict measures to halt the US drone attacks on its soil.

The court ordered this while hearing a petition filed by local resident Sardar Aziz against the US' incessant and alarmingly rising drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt.

The petitioner stated in his plea that drone attacks were against the politics and sovereignty of Pakistan, which have resulted in causalities of hundreds of innocent tribesmen, The News reports.

Over 900 people have been killed in nearly 200 missile attacks in the troubled northwest tribal areas of Pakistan since 2008.

Earlier, on Tuesday, several Punjabi Taliban were among 10 extremists killed in a drone attack is South Waziristan.

US drones had fired two missiles at a house, supposedly a militants hideout, in Karikot village, situated seven kilometres from Wana, the main town in South Waziristan.

According to intelligence officials, the house was frequented by Al Qaeda commanders and was being used by the Punjabi Taliban. (ANI)

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