In a unanimous vote, the Pakistani National Assembly has passed another resolution demanding the US immediately end US drone strikes against their country.
The resolution cites a UN General Assembly resolution calling on states to only use drones in accordance with international laws, praising the Sharif government for helping secure its passage.
Major public protests continue in northwestern Pakistan against the drone strikes, effectively blocking NATO supplies into and out of Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass.
While ignoring Pakistan’s repeated demands to end drone strikes, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, recently in Pakistan, demanding the government put an end to the demonstrations, warning the US could revoke $1.6 billion in annual aid if the protests continue.
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