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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


In April, Musharraf told CNN that he had authorised some drone attacks when he was in power. The secret drone campaign is run by the CIA.

The CIA has carried out almost 400 drone strikes in the lawless tribal areas since 2004, killing over 3,500 people, including top Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives.

At one time, the US reportedly used a Pakistani airbase to launch the drones.

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