Pakistani lawmakers appreciates UN resolution against drone attacks

Eurasia News

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday adopted a unanimous resolution appreciating the efforts of the government which resulted in the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly against the use of drones.

The resolution which was moved by Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Birjees Tahir called upon the United States to immediately end drone attacks on Pakistani territory‚ which are against the international law.

On Thursday, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution calling on States, using drone strikes as a counter-terrorism measure, to comply with international law.

The UN resolution urged the member states to ensure that any measure taken or means employed to counter terrorism‚ including the use of drones‚ comply with their obligations under international law‚ including the Charter of the United Nations‚ human rights law and international humanitarian law‚ in particular the principles of distinction and proportionality.

The resolution also laid emphasis on the urgent and imperative need to seek agreement between states on the legal questions pertaining to the use of drones.