Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi (File Photo)

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United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale was called in today by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi to express concern over the drone strike on Pakistani territory on Saturday last.

In the meeting, Tariq Fatemi pointed out that the drone strike was a clear violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and a breach of the United Nation’s Charter that guarantees the inviolability of the territorial integrity of its member states.

He also emphasized that such actions could adversely impact the ongoing efforts by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group for facilitating peace talks between the Afghan Government and the Taliban.

The Special Assistant also underlined that Pakistan and the United States have been closely coordinating in the fight against terrorism and this cooperation is needed to be maintained.


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