Top court dismisses petition against US drone strikes in Pakistani territory

Top court dismisses petition against US drone strikes in Pakistani territory

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday upheld Peshawar High Court (PHC) verdict and dismissed a petition, seeking to halt US drone strikes in Pakistani territory.


A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked that such issues are overseen by the government.

“Innocent people are killed in the drone strikes,” said the petitioner’s lawyer. The chief justice said that the drone strikes have now stopped.

The top court further added that the Ministry of Defence and the government can engage Washington on the issue as the court cannot ask the US to halt such attacks.

The last suspected US drone strike in Pakistan occurred in December 2017 along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.