Pakistan Parliament to US: No More Drone Strikes

Parliamentary committee completes review after NATO incident
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2012 8:10 AM CDT
Pakistani tribal villagers affected by US drone attacks chant slogans during a rally near parliament house in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday, Feb, 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

(Newser) – A Pakistani parliamentary committee wants US drone attacks in the country to stop, it said today. The committee was tasked with reviewing US-Pakistan ties after the November NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Reuters reports. Following that attack, Pakistan stopped supplies to NATO troops based in Afghanistan, and ordered the US off a base from which drone strikes were launched.

The chair of the Pakistan committee said the country should also demand an apology for the "condemnable and unprovoked" attack, and added that if supplies to NATO troops resume, they must also be taxed. The committee also recommended that parliament must give its approval before foreign forces can use Pakistani airspace or bases.

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