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COAS condemns drone attack with strong words

Rawalpindi: Ever since the CIA drone attacks in Pakistani territory started, Pakistan Army perhaps for the first time has reacted to the Thursday’s predator’s strike by strong worded regrets and condemnation.

According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, strongly condemned the Predator Strike carried out Thursday in North Waziristan Agency resulting into loss of innocent lives.

It is highly regrettable that a Jirga of peaceful citizens including elders of the area was carelessly and callously targeted with complete disregard to human life. In complete violation of human rights, such acts of violence take us away from our objective of elimination of terrorism. It is imperative to understand that this critical objective cannot be sacrificed for temporary tactical gains. Security of people of Pakistan, in any case, stands above all.

Pakistan Army condoles with the families whose dear and near ones has been martyred in this senseless attack. Pakistan Army shares the grief of people of Waziristan. Troops on ground have been ordered to render all possible assistance to bereaved families.

Pakistan Army wishes to assure brave people of Waziristan that we shall do our best and utmost to protect their life, honour and dignity at all costs. Pakistan Army is fighting the terrorists and not its brethren in tribal areas.

Pakistan Army has already launched a protest in the strongest possible terms. It has been highlighted clearly that such agg



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