PESHWAR, 18 May: Terming it a violation of its territorial sovereignty, the Pakistan Foreign Office has registered its protest with the United States against fresh drone strike in North Waziristan Agency.

A statement issued by Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Muhammad Khalilullah sought an immediate halt to US drone strikes in Pakistan. Pakistan Army is busy in efforts to repatriate the displaced tribespersons of North Waziristan and drone strikes at this very point of time develops mistrust among locals, the statement adds.

It merits a mention here that a couple of days back a US drone strike killed 15 militants, three of them foreigners. Pakistan has also lodged its protest with the US over drone strikes in the past.

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