Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has termed the US incursions into the country’s tribal belt as an ‘act of terrorism’.
A joint session of the parliament would be called soon to discuss the issue, Gilani told reporters at the Prime Minister House on Wednesday.
He added that the PPP-led government wants to unite all the political parties over ‘this national issue of sovereignty’, Geo reported.
Gilani’s comments come after eight people were killed in a US drone strike at a house in the volatile northwest region of the country. The incident took place about midnight on Tuesday near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan.
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In the past month, US forces have carried out seven missile strikes by pilotless drones and a commando raid on the Pakistani side of the border.
Washington’s recent unilateral strikes inside Pakistan have triggered sovereignty debates within the corridors of the parliament in Islamabad.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 10:37 am