Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif, who is set to become prime minister of Pakistan, on Friday expressed strong reservations over US drone attacks inside Pakistani territory. The drone strikes were not only violation of Pakistan's sovereignty but also against international laws and UN charter, reported Xinhua citing Sharif, the chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), in a statement.
The concern was conveyed to the US Charge d'affaires in Islamabad, said a spokesperson for Sharif.
The statement came a day after the Pakistani Taliban withdrew ceasefire offer as an unmanned drone killed Waliur Rehman, a Taliban leader, in North Waziristan tribal region near Afghan border.
The Taliban had offered peace talks to the new government, raising hopes for an end to the ongoing Taliban insurgency. But the US drone strike has now diminished the chance of dialogue. Rehman was believed to be a strong supporter of peace talks, according to Taliban leaders....more
05:50 AM, Jun 01, 2013
New Delhi: Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Monday stressed on the need to train law students in international laws, saying it would help India stand in "good stead" and hoped senior judges will prove to be the best guides for the new breed of lawyers. Addressing a gathering at the release of selected speeches and writings of former Chief Justice of India, Justice PN Bhagwati, he said India has "in a...
03:24 AM, Apr 03, 2012
United Nations: India was on Friday re-elected to the International Law Commission for a five year term beginning January 1, 2012. UN General Assembly re-elected India's Narinder Singh as a member of the Commission. A member of the ILC since 2007, Singh is currently legal adviser and Head of the Legal and Treaties Division of Ministry of External Affairs. He has served as coordinator of the meeting of legal advisers...
10:09 AM, Nov 18, 2011
Geneva: UN human rights investigators called on the United States on Friday to disclose whether there had been any plan to capture Osama bin Laden and if he was offered any "meaningful prospect of surrender and arrest." Principles of engagement in such operations require the possibility of surrender, firing warning shots and if necessary wounding a suspect, rather than killing him, they said. Failure to comply could amount to a...
09:15 PM, May 06, 2011