ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office issued a series of statements in response to the drone attack that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
According to the spokesperson of the Foreign Office, United States had notified Pakistan regarding the drone strike on May 21 which occurred at the Pak-Afghan border. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were informed regarding the drone strike after it had taken place.
The FO spokesperson revealed further that a man by the name of Wali Muhammad Khan, a resident of Qilla Abdullah district, had entered Pakistan via Taftan, which borders with Afghanistan. According to the Foreign Office, Wali Muhammad held a Pakistani passport and identity card.
Wali Muhammad had been traveling from Taftan in a rented car, which he had obtained from a transport company from the same area. The car was found from the Pak-Afghan border in a decimated state. The Foreign Office spokesperson also disclosed that the body of the driver of the car, a man by the name of Azam Khan, was found and handed over to his relatives.
The Foreign Office spokesperson said a drone strike on Pakistan was against international law and was an attack on its sovereignty. Pakistan had in the past also raised its voice against such attacks, stated Nafees Zakaria.
Courtesy : TheNews