Nisar calls for permanent end to US drone strikes in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday called for a permanent end to US drone attacks which he said was ‘a difficult element’ in relations between Islamabad and Washington.

“It is important that the US understands Pakistan’s viewpoint,” he said while talking to US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman.

He said that the bilateral relations between the US and Pakistan improved owing to a six-month pause in drone strikes.

The US envoy told the interior minister that Washington appreciated Pakistan’s role in war on terror and supported democratic institutions.