Obama puts drone strikes in Pakistan on hold

Islamabad: President Barack Obama has put drone attacks in Pakistan on hold.

The move from Obama comes as he noted that Islamabad’s decision to step up its military actions in Fata contributed to the decision, Dawn News reports.

According to the report, Obama said that the move was being taken due to a number of factors that included pushing for a more calibrated use of drone strikes, decimation of “high value” targets in the tribal areas and a strong “pushback” from the Pakistani public and government who saw the drone strikes as a violation of their sovereignty.

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