Pakistan for the first time raises serious concerns over US drones sale to India


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday opposed the sale of US drone missile system to India raising concerns that the move can potentially disrupt the balance of power in the region.

“International powers must show responsibility before signing such agreements,” Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in his weekly press briefing.

Zakaria stated that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been informed by Pakistan during his recent visit to Islamabad about the country’s continued efforts in the war against terrorism. The US state official had acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in the regard, he added.

The spokesperson said that Pakistan had also raised objections over India’s continuing violations of human rights in Kashmir, adding that Pakistan will not be deterred from providing moral and international support to the people of the occupied region.

Responding to a question, Zakaria stated that Pakistan had raised the issue of Indian involvement in terror attacks inside the country.

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