Army management was unaware of US drone strike: Fatemi

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi
Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Affairs Tariq Fatemi mentioned Pakistani army management was ‘unaware’ of the USA (US) drone assault in Balochistan which killed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mansour, but in addition rejected the potential for an intelligence failure on this regard.

“Pakistan doesn’t have the technological means to detect drones,” the particular assistant argued in an interview.

“There are particular home and worldwide components concerned,” he claimed, “However some issues can’t be disclosed.”

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“Pakistan might protest in opposition to drone strikes, however can’t strike again decisively… Such assaults won’t ever be permitted in Pakistan,” he mentioned.

Fatemi was of the opinion that US drone coverage would adversely have an effect on the western energy along with negatively affecting the area the place they’re carried out.

When requested why help is sought from the US regardless of its violations of Pakistan’s territorial sovereignty, Fatemi replied: “Ideally, it’s our purpose to not search any help from them, however Pakistan’s financial circumstances make it so. We don’t actively search help from anybody.”

Concerning the American demand to behave in opposition to the Haqqani Community, Fatemi adamantly emphasised that Pakistan is already “in motion” in opposition to varied terrorist teams, together with the Taliban and the Haqqani Community.

“We are attempting to maintain dialogue and negotiations going with the [Afghan] Taliban.”

Peace talks with the Afghan Taliban

“Negotiations with the Taliban have reached a fairly distinctive junction. Our businesses will contact the brand new management. No matter selections and progress we had made within the QCG is now nil, due to the drone strike.”

Fatemi additionally revealed that Pakistan just isn’t the one nation involved with the Taliban, as “talks are the one method ahead”.

“Pakistan alone can’t convey peace to Afghanistan, it’s a collective worldwide accountability,” he mentioned.

 

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