US agrees to address to Pakistan's concerns over drone attacks: FM
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, March 19, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Wednesday that the US has agreed to address to Pakistan’s concern over drone attacks on the tribal regions, which cause deaths to civilians and collateral damages.
Addressing a news conference on return from his visit to Iran, US and Prague the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan has conveyed its concerns to US over drone attacks and ‘they agreed to discuss the matter’.
He said during these meetings Pakistan expressed its serious concerns over the drone attacks and said these are matter of grave concern which have resulted in collateral damages. “Pakistan also stressed the need for review of policy on these attacks”.
He said both the sides also expressed their concerns and Pakistan identified its red lines not to be crossed by the US.
He said Pakistan being main player in the war against terrorism needs helicopters, night vision goggles and other sophisticated equipment to deal with terrorism effectively.
He said Pakistan also urged the US administration to link military surge with the civilian one as without their close link no positive results could be achieved in the ongoing war on terrorism.
He said it has been decided that the second round of talks between Pakistan and the US on the sixth and seventh of May this year.
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