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Drone attacks blessing of God: N leader
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RAWALPINDI - Terming the US drone attacks on tribal belt as blessing of God, former MPA of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Zia Ullah Shah, has said that North Waziristan Agency (NWA) has become a safe haven for the foreigners who have waged war against the state and the US is doing the right thing by killing them in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) strikes.
The former provincial lawmaker said no civilian was being killed in US drone strikes in tribal areas rather the militants have been meeting their logical end.
“It is our good luck that Pakistan and America have the same enemy, the Taliban. We as a nation should realise the ground realities and support drone attacks at a time when a country like USA not only giving us aid but also combating the terrorists hiding in tribal areas by firing missiles through UAVs,” the PML-N leader added.
Zia Ullah Shah expressed these views while responding to queries of the media men at the concluding session of a two-day workshop, organised by United Press International (UPI) at a local hotel in Rawalpindi on Saturday.
The PML-N MPA, who remained in power from 2008 to 2013 from PP-11 but faced defeat at the hands of PTI candidate Raja Rashid Hafiz in May 11 general elections, maintained that a large number of Uzbek and Chechen terrorists have been hiding in NWA and involved in anti-state activities, destabilising the country.
The former legislator said the security forces were not capable of eliminating the terrorist groups; therefore, the US drone attacks were the only option to get rid of these enemies of the state.
PTI’s protest to block NATO supply was baseless, the MPA said while replying to a question. He said the terrorism weakened the country and the federal government is trying its level best to steer the country out of the crises.
There is at least one intelligent Pakistani politician!
These are the kind of statements that made him loose elections in 2013.
People gave their verdict against him and his statements. Majority of Pakistanis condemn drone strikes.
Very true, I think few months ago, wrote a brief talk with retd Col about his operation in that area. According to him, its logistic and control nightmare and Pakistan army doesn't have enough resources to cover the ground.
Correct. Punjabi Army has never won a war in its life time. Its only good for rapes, genocide and abductions of innocent unarmed civilians like they did in Bengal and are now doing to Baluchis.
By 2007 the percentage representation in the Pakistan Army as a whole was approximate as follows:
Punjabis : 53.19% (nearly 60 % of total population of Pakistan lives in Punjab)
Sindhis : 13.5%
Balochis : 3.2% .
A two per cent increase will be made in the number of Sindhis bringing their total strength to 17 per cent by 2011.
The representation of Balochis, which was nil in 2001, constitutes 3.2 per cent at present. Their composition would be increased to 4 per cent by 2011.
Similarly, with their zero per cent presence in the army seven years ago, the people from Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas now constitute 9.11 per cent of the army. However, their number would be curtailed to 9 per cent in 2011.
[ISPR , Sept 2007]
Respectfully, Rafay, Sir, this merely shows the "majority" of Pakistanis are clueless when it comes to understanding what is going wrong with their country and what it will require to correct the terrible circumstances they endure..
Yes, they are. I say all of them are clueless in one way or the other.
Pakistanis are far from clueless as Majority of Pakistanis support drone strikes only Mullah fundamentalist and Taliban supporters are up in arms . And no one gives a ratzz azz what they think.