“Pakistan summons U.S. ambassador over missile strikes,” from China View, October 29 (thanks to Dionysios):
ISLAMABAD, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) — Pakistani foreign ministry on Wednesday summoned the United States ambassador to Pakistan and expressed its strong protest over the missile strikes by American drones in the country’s tribal regions, Pakistani Foreign Office said in a statement.
“The U.S. ambassador was called to the Foreign Office today and a strong protest was lodged on the continued missile attacks by U.S. drones inside Pakistani territory,” said the statement.
“It was underscored to the ambassador that the government of Pakistan strongly condemns the missile attacks, which resulted into the loss of precious lives and property,” the statement noted.
A copy of the Senate resolution adopted on Monday against the missile strikes was handed over to the ambassador, it said.
“It was emphasized that such attacks were a violation of Pakistan sovereignty and should be stopped immediately,” the statement stressed.
The U.S. drones based in Afghanistan have carried out 34 strikes and intrusions into Pakistani territory in the last seven months, according to News Network International news agency.
Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles targeting local militants in South Waziristan tribal region who gathered to offer prayers last Sunday night. As a result, at least 20 people were killed, according to local media reports.