Published On: Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Published in Category: International

UN General Assembly adopts unanimous resolution against drone attacks

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NEW YORK: United Nations (UN) on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution against missile attacks.

Pakistan with the help of other likeminded states presented resolution in the general assembly, calling for halt to missile strikes.

The resolution urges the member states to ensure that any measure taken or means employed to counter terrorism‚ including the use of drones‚ comply with their obligations under international law‚ including the Charter of the United Nations‚ human rights law and international humanitarian law‚ in particular the principles of distinction and proportionality.

Pakistan has been raising the issue of drones at all relevant international fora including the United Nations to raise international public opinion against the use of drones