New York- Pakistan has condemned the recent drone strikes in North Waziristan Agency, a violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

This was stated by Pakistan permanent envoy to the United Nations Ambassador Masood Khan while speaking at the UN General Assembly, which started the fourth review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. He said these strikes have an adverse impact on the Government’s efforts to bring peace and stability to Pakistan and the region. Ambassador Masood Khan also called for addressing the root causes of terrorism, including unresolved conflicts, political and economic injustices, marginalization and alienation. He said a foreign hand behind recent Karachi terror attack cannot be ruled out.