Islamabad, Oct 24: The Peshawar High Court has reportedly issued a notice to former President General Pervez Musharraf for allowing drone strikes in Pakistan.
The CIA-operated drone campaign began in the former president’s government.
According to the report by experts, the drone attacks in northwest Pakistan, where militants linked to Taliban and Al-Qaeda have strongholds, have killed thousands of people since they began in June 2004, the Express Tribune reports.
Apart from casualties, the “Living Under Drones” report said, the missile strikes are affecting daily life in the tribal areas, making people unwilling to gather in groups – even for weddings and funerals – for fear of being targeted.
The report was made by experts from Stanford Law School and the New York University School of Law, the paper said.
According to the paper, despite Islamabad’s repeated protests, the Obama Administration is not willing to halt the CIA drone campaign in the tribal areas, notwithstanding Islamabad’s offer of a new mechanism suggesting use of drones only for surveillance. (ANI)