Oct 30, 2013, 1:26 PM
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Over 2,000 people have died in drone attacks in Pakistan since 2008

Islamabad, Oct 30, IRNA – Pakistani Senate was informed on Wednesday that 2,227 people have so far been killed in 317 US drone attacks since 2008.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan informed the Upper House of the parliament that those killed include 2160 militants and 67 civilians.



The statement came a day after a victim family of Pakistan's Tribal Area of North Waziristan briefed a joint US Congressional meeting in Washington on the drone strikes and its effects on people.



The head of the Pakistani family urged the United States to end the drone operations and help bring peace to the Tribal Areas through cooperative efforts with Pakistan.



The US lawmakers attending the briefing expressed their profound regrets over what had happened to the family and highlighted the importance of transparency in drone operations.



The interior minister, while giving details of terrorist attacks in the country in a written reply, told the Senate that 6,149 terrorists have been arrested by law enforcement agencies since 2002.



He said that a total of 12‚404 people have been killed in the incidents of terrorism.



The minister said the federal government is providing all possible assistance to the provincial governments to curb the incidents of terrorism.



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