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Did govt enable US to make use of airspace for drone strike in Afghanistan? asks Fawad

Senior PTI chief and former data minister Fawad Chaudhry. — APP/ File

ISLAMABAD: A day after the Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR) gave its clarification over the matter, PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday requested if the federal government allowed the US (US) to make use of its airspace for the drone strike that had killed Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri in Afghanistan just a few days again.

A day earlier, Director-Basic of ISPR Main Basic Babar Iftikhar commented on rumours regarding using Pakistan’s air house within the drone strike that killed al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri and stated that there was “no query on using the Pakistani soil in Zawahiri’s killing.

Nonetheless, right now on his Twitter deal with, Fawad Chaudhry wrote, “The query is just not if Pakistan’s soil was used for the Afghanistan drone assault, the query is whether or not permission was granted for Pakistan’s airspace for use.”

The USA killed Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone whereas he stood on a balcony at his Kabul hideout on Sunday, US officers stated, within the greatest blow to the militants since US Navy SEALS shot useless Osama bin Laden greater than a decade in the past.

However the senior PTI chief demanded related ministries concern a proper assertion in response to his query as their present feedback had been “unclear”.

Speaking to Geo Information a day earlier, the DG ISPR stated, “The International Ministry has issued a transparent assertion concerning Ayman Al-Zawahiri. It’s inconceivable that Pakistan’s soil has been used for this,” including that irrelevant feedback are made with none proof.

In his weekly press briefing in Islamabad, International Workplace spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad categorically rejected stories that Pakistan’s airspace had been used for the US drone strike.

“There isn’t any proof of this motion having been undertaken utilizing Pakistan’s airspace, so that is one thing that I can [say],” he instructed the press briefing.

The Taliban earlier this week stated the federal government had no details about the al-Qaeda chief “coming into and residing” within the capital metropolis Kabul and warned the US to by no means repeat an assault on Afghan soil.

“The federal government and the management weren’t conscious of what’s being claimed, nor any hint there,” Suhail Shaheen, the designated Taliban consultant to the United Nations, who relies in Doha, stated in a press release.

“Investigation is underway now to search out out concerning the veracity of the declare,” he stated, including that the outcomes of the investigation can be shared publicly.

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