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Use of drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan: deadly, but legal?

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Within Pakistan, the laws governing predator attacks have never been made clear, as Ashfaq Ahmed writes in an opinion piece for Gulf News, a newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates.

In fact it seems the government has a dual policy: its officials, including Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, condemn the US strikes in public, but there are reports of intelligence being shared behind the scenes to facilitate drone attacks.
US officials have shrugged off the public protest, saying that the drone strikes are carried out under an agreement with Islamabad that allows Pakistani leaders to oppose the attacks in public.
Pakistan clearly needs a transparent and bold policy on this issue.
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