LAHORE - Calling for an end to drone attacks, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday said there was hardly any difference between terrorism and these air raids, as innocent people lost their lives in both cases. Talking to senior political editor of a leading German daily Der Tagesspiegel, Ingrid Muller here, the chief minister said that US should offer an apology on the killing of innocent Pakistanis and also stop drone attacks. “Innocent Pakistanis are being killed in drone attacks while they also lose lives in incidents of terrorism. So there is hardly any difference between the two,” he remarked. The chief minister said that more than 30,000 Pakistanis were martyred and a number of people lost their near and dear ones in the incidents of terrorism. The chief minister questioned what objectives were being achieved in the war on terror through death of the innocent people. “It is a supreme sacrifice on the part of Pakistan. Therefore, there should not be any doubt about its commitment to fight the monster of terrorism,” he maintained. Shahbaz said instead of giving dictation, world community should work with Pakistan to cope with the challenge of terrorism. “All stakeholders will have to be taken into confidence and a comprehensive policy will have to be adopted to counter this menace,” he added.  The CM also urged close cooperation among Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran to establish peace in the region. “Peace in Afghanistan will lead to tranquility in Pakistan, therefore, both the countries should cooperate with each other,” he added.Referring the steps taken by Punjab to eliminate terrorism in the province, Shahbaz said besides training of police in professional matters on modern lines, its capacity was also being further built through intelligence training so that it could combat terrorism in an effective manner. He said, besides administrative measures, it was also necessary to provide jobs as well as affordable educational and health facilities to the masses close to their homes. He said in addition to improving administrative efficiency, there is also a need to launch projects in socio-economic sector for raising the living standard of the common man. Provincial Secretary Information Mohyuddin Wani was also present on the occasion. The chief minister also informed the German journalist about the public welfare projects and development priorities in the province as well as socio-economic situation in South Asia.