Nisar slams govt over silence on drone attack
From Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, yesterday criticised the government for its silence over the issues of drone attacks and R0hingya Muslims. According to reports, a suspected U.S. drone strike killed three people while targeting a house in Kurram tribal district along the border with Afghanistan on Sept 15. While speaking at the National Assembly yesterday, Chaudhry Nisar, who is country’s former Interior Minister, lashed out at his party’s government for maintaining silence. “Drone attacks are unacceptable. They are a challenge and a big mark on our sovereignty and independence,” he said, adding that Pakistan government even did not bother to formally condemn the missile attack. “On the contrary, our PM held a courtesy meeting with US ambassador rather than condemning the drone strike,” he said. He also hit out at the PML-N government as well as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for inaction over the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Nisar was of the view that IOC is a worthless body and should be disbanded; however, he said OIC should call urgent meeting and raise this issue, adding that Pakistan must play its leading role in crisis.