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Gilani denies his government approved US drone strikes

Lahore: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani today denied a report that his government had approved US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas.  “In fact, I had registered the government's protest with President Barack Obama over

PTI PTI Updated on: October 24, 2013 21:30 IST


But Gilani said he had “made it clear to President Obama that drone strikes were against the sovereignty of Pakistan and should be stopped forthwith”.

There was no agreement between the US and Pakistan over the drone campaign during his time as premier, he said.  

The daily reported on the extensive cooperation between Pakistan and the US on drone strikes during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to Washington, where he underlined the need to end the attacks with his meeting with Obama.  

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