Imran moves SC against US drone attacks in Pak

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Islamabad, July 1(ANI): Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking it to declare that the US drone attacks are attacks on the sovereignty and defence of the country and a war crime.

The petition, filed by Advocate Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on behalf of Khan, said that the provisions of logistics and facilities to any foreign country or alliance for mass destruction through drone strikes inside the territory of Pakistan resulting in killings of Pakistani citizens is illegal and unwarranted, The Dawn reports.

It also said that the attacks violated the United Nations Charter, universal declaration of human rights, international law as well as the international humanitarian law.

According to statistics, 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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