Rawalpindi: A spokesman of ISPR has contradicted a news item published in section of press on 20 May 2011 captioned “Army Chief wanted more drone support in year 2008”. The Spokesman said that in the past, there has only been sharing of technical intelligence in some areas. No armed Drone attack support has ever been asked for our operations which have been conducted using own resources. He further clarified, that during Swat-Malakand Operation Rah-e-Rast in 2008-09, and South Waziristan Agency operation Rah-e-Nijat in 2009-10, not even outside technical support was asked for. These operations were jointly conducted by Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force, the Spokesman concluded.
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