May 31, 2013 (TSR) – A senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party that will form new government said that his party has decided to devise a national policy on the U.S. drone attacks which violated Pakistan’s national sovereignty.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the media that all stakeholders will be taken into confidence before announcing the policy on drone attacks.
He said that drone attacks obstruct peace efforts as they help regroup the militants.
Chaudhry Nisar said the new government will also take all political forces on board while devising strategy to overcome other challenges faced by the country.
The statement comes after Pakistani Taliban withdrew their peace dialogue offer to the new government after their senior leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike on Wednesday.
The drone killed Wali-ur-Rehman Mehsud, the No. 2 in Tehrik-e- Taliban Pakistan and five other activists, in North Waziristan.
Taliban had offered peace talks to the new government that raised hopes for an end to the on-going Taliban insurgency.
The slain Taliban leader was believed to be a strong supporter of peace talks, Taliban leaders say.
The leader of PLM-N Nawaz Sharif had also hinted to hold talks with the Taliban but the U.S. drone attack has complicated situation for his government.