Drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: Nafees Zakaria

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 22 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said that drone strikes are against Pakistan's sovereignty. His statement came a day after a Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder jet shot down an unmanned Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission in Balochistan's Panjgur area "Our position on drone strikes is well known. Our position is that drone strikes are counter-productive and violate the sovereignty of Pakistan," Zakaria said, during the weekly news briefing. In a statement released hours after the drone was shot down on Wednesday, the FO said Islamabad had notified Tehran of the development. (ANI)