ISLAMABAD - Terming the drone attack inside Pakistani territory as sheer violation of the country’s sovereignty, the central working committee of Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) has demanded the government to expel the US ambassador to Pakistan and also raise voice against the incident at all available international forums.

On the conclusion of Central Working Committee meeting held under the chair of JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the drone hit was considered as direct attack on the sovereignty of the country which would also have negative implications on the country’s economy because the area in which drone attack was made is on the route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Through another resolution the JUI-F leadership criticised the government for watching all this as silent spectator and termed it a matter of concern for the country possessing the nuclear capability.

Sources aware of the deliberations of the meeting informed that JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman also took the CWC members into confidence on his recent visit to the United Kingdom.

Fazlur Rehman reiterated his party’s commitment to transforming the country into true Islamic state for which the party would continue its peaceful struggle.

Central party leader Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri briefed the participants on the grand congregation of the party to mark its 100th foundation day and it was decided that the party’s provincial chapters would be further alerted to mobilise public as well as arrange funds for this mega event.

The meeting condemned the United States for sabotaging the ongoing quadrilateral Afghan peace talks, saying that on one hand US officials are pushing the stakeholders for making the dialogue process a success while on the other hitting the key leaders of Taliban in drone attacks is sabotaging the whole effort.