Islamabad, Oct. 10: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said he would seek the help of Special Envoy of UNHCR and Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie to cease U.S. drone strikes attacking areas in Pakistan, before resorting to the last option of shooting down the drones.
“We are starting an international petition which says drones are inhuman and violate human rights. We will go to New York and have a ‘Tsunami’ outside the UN. We will have American Pakistanis and U.S. peace activists protesting drones and hand over the petition to the UN saying UN laws are being violated. We will also try to get Angelina Jolie there too,” The Express Tribune quoted Khan, as saying.
“Shooting down drones will be a last resort, because I cannot allow our people to be killed,” he said, adding that the PTI would exhaust all forums to argue against the drones before opting for the last resort.
Khan, who had led hundreds of people in a march to South Waziristan over the weekend, said drones presented the greatest obstacle in achieving peace.
Khan further said that the key to peace in FATA lay with its armed tribal residents. Offering a solution to militancy, he said: “The only way is to give tribals the responsibility to deal with the militants, and then gradually withdraw our forces and exit the U.S.’ war.” (ANI)