Pakistan expresses concern over US drone attacks at UNSC

Islamabad, June 19 (ANI): Pakistan has expressed concerns over drone attacks to the United Nations Security Council.

Pakistan told the UNSC that armed drones were violating country's sovereignty, causing civilian casualties, and putting communities at risk of reprisal attacks.

According to the Daily Times, Pakistan said drone strikes radicalised disaffected communities and increased the number of terrorists, adding that urgent and intense negotiations were needed to address the issue of armed drones.

Pakistan's concern over drone attacks was highlighted at the United Nation's Security Council by Ambassador Masood Khan while speaking at the Security Council debate on 'Children in Armed Conflict'.

Khan said that they knew millions of children are trapped in wars and conflicts, adding, they are killed, maimed, raped, and subjected to sexual violence.

He added that children are recruited, abducted and detained; and are coerced into becoming part of armed conflicts.

According to the report, he called for strengthening of the mandate of children and armed conflict, including its reporting and monitoring procedures.

He added that terms such as armed attacks and armed groups should be replaced with terrorist attacks and terrorist groups in cases where a clear determination had been made that the attacks were launched by terrorist groups, the report added. (ANI)


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