Islamabad: The foreign ministry adviser Sartaj Aziz said that it has been confirmed that Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was killed in a drone attack but the death of Taliban leader will severely affected the peace process in the region.
Sartaj Aziz stated during a press conference in the foreign office that it has been confirmed now that the person killed in the drone attack was Mullah Akhat Mansoor and he was travelling under the fake name and identity of Wali Muhammad. We still have the body of Mullah Mansoor and after the DNA test a definitive report will confirm it further. He also said that drone attacks are against the sovereignty of Pakistan and we will protest against drone strikes in the United Nations.
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According to Sartaj Aziz the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has made matters more complicated in Afghanistan whereas Pakistan’s wish to negotiate has been ignored. He said according to our reports Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was not against dialogue and with time he would have agreed to negotiate. He said,
“The death of Mullah Akhter Mansour in a drone strike on 21 May has added to the complexity of the Afghan conflict,the drone strike was a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty as well as breach of principles of the United Nations Charter governing the conduct of states.We have conveyed our serious concern to the United States on this issue”.
The foreign ministry adviser further said that the combined efforts to bring in Afghanistan by Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and U.S will also get affected. But none the less these four countries will continue their efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan.
He further said that sixty thousand Pakistani civilians have lost their lives in the war of terror up till now and their have been 309 drone strikes in Pakistan and we have lost more than $110 billion in this war. The amount that the U.S is paying is not aid, it is our expenses on the war.