Pakistan Parliament Demands US End Drone Strikes

Also Says US Should Apologize for November Attack

Pakistani lawmakers met today to discuss the ongoing tensions in their relationship with the US, ending with a draft resolution offering to renew ties if the US agrees to end all drone strikes and apologize for the November 26 attack on their military bases.

“Pakistan should be given assurances that such attacks or any other attack impinging on Pakistan’s sovereignty will not reoccur,” insisted Senator Raza Rabbani, the head of the national security committee and the author of the resolution.

The resolution will come under debate in the full Senate and National Assembly over the next few days, and rules out any consideration of reopening supply lines to Afghanistan without those conditions being met.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I – CT) was the first of a number of US lawmakers who condemned the resolution, insisting that the drone strikes are “critically important to America’s national security.”

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