Pakistani Senate Unanimously Condemns US Attacks

For the second time in the past few days, the Pakistani Senate has strongly condemned the recent US drone strikes in North and South Waziristan. The resolution labeled the strikes “unfortunate” and a gross violation of Pakistani sovereignty. Senate leader Raza Rabbani assured that the US ambassador would be summoned to register the protest.

On Friday, Rabbani said that the government had received assurances from the US that the violations would not be repeated, and that it was “unfortunate” that they had been. Other Senators at that time condemned the previous attack as an attack on the sovereignty of the Pakistani parliament.

Today’s condemnation comes on the heels of yesterday’s strike on a militant compound in South Waziristan. The strike, which killed 20 people, reportedly also killed a Taliban leader named “Mohammad Omar.” It does not appear that this Mohammad Omar is any relation to Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Afghan head of state before the 2001 US invasion.

Author: Jason Ditz

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