The US and its western allies have accused Pakistan of ‘not doing enough’ to prevent attacks on supply routes as well as cross-border operations carried out by insurgents against foreign troops in Afghanistan.
Pentagon has used the allegation as a pretext to launch drone attacks on Pakistan’s tribal regions — a move that has increased tension between Islamabad and Washington and has triggered anti-American sentiments among the Pakistani people.
Over 500 people — suspected militants as well as civilians — have been killed in such attacks, which started under the Bush administration.
Pakistan says that the drone attacks undermine the country’s sovereignty and trigger public anger. read article