comscore Pakistan summons U.S. envoy over drone strike | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Pakistan summons U.S. envoy over drone strike


ISLAMABAD » Just days after taking power, Pakistan’s new government has lodged a protest with the U.S. and summoned a top American envoy to vent its frustration following a U.S. drone strike that intelligence officials say killed seven militants.

Friday night’s drone strike near the Afghan border came just two days after Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as prime minister. Sharif has insisted the U.S. stop such attacks, saying they violate Pakistan’s sovereignty

The protest lodged Saturday indicates Sharif will — at least publicly — take a tougher line on the matter than the preceding government. That government routinely condemned such strikes but was believed to have secretly supported at least some of them.

A government statement says U.S. charge d’affaires Richard Hoagland was summoned to the Foreign Office on Sharif’s instructions.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up