RAWALPINDI: Reacting to recent US drone attack in Balochistan’s Nushki district, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday remarked that such acts are detrimental to relations between Pakistan and the United States, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.
The Army Chief gave these remarks during meeting with US Ambassador David Hale at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi today.
According to ISPR, the situation arising after US drone strike in Balochistan on 22 May 2016 came under discussion during the meeting.
While expressing his serious concerns over the said drone strike, General Raheel said such acts of sovereignty violations are detrimental to relations between both countries and are counter-productive for ongoing peace process for regional stability.
He stressed that Pakistan’s efforts, successes and sacrifices in fight against terrorism have been unparalleled.
Earlier today, Afghan Taliban official confirmed that their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in the May 22 drone attack in Balochistan.
“The leader of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and commander of faithful, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was martyred, in a US drone strike in… Pakistan’s Balochistan province,” the statement said, in the insurgents’ first confirmation of his death.
The Afghan Taliban also announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new chief. –( AFP)