Drone attack damaged prospects of peace

Head of Pakistani Senate defense committee rules out any alternatives to Pakistan’s long standing conflict with the Taliban other than “a peace process”.

Drone attack damaged prospects of peace

A high ranking Pakistani Senator visiting Ankara says the drone attack two weeks ago which killed Pakistan taliban leader was, "a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty".

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, was at the point of starting peace talks with the Pakistani government when he was killed in the attack village near capital of North Waziristan. The timing of the attack "damaged the prospects of peace," says Chairman of the Senate Defense Committee, Senator Mushahid Hussain Saye, in an interview with AA.

“The peace process is on hold, unfortunately. The situation of the peace process is not very clear,” says Pakistani Senator.  Although the future is unclear Senator Saye is adamant that the peace process must continue.

Dealing a further blow to peace talks in the country, new Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah says “holding peace talks is a waste of time since there is no sovereign government in Pakistan”. 

America officially denies involvement in the killing of the Taliban leader, says Sayed. “But we feel that the Americans have been interfering Pakistan’s internal affairs through drone attacks.”

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