ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday categorically stated that drones should be used only for collection of information in accordance with the international laws.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of International Centre for Peace and Stability at the National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad, the UN Secretary General said every effort should be made to avoid civilian casualties in the use of armed drones.
Ban Ki-Moon said the history of UN’s peacekeeping efforts would be incomplete without mentioning Pakistan’s immense contribution for peace and security.
“Pakistan’s engagement with the United Nations has been crucial in carrying out wider peacekeeping across the globe,” he said.
The UN Secretary General lauded the services of Pakistan’s over 8,000 “finest men and women soldiers” deputed as UN peacekeepers in different parts of the world including Liberia, Western Sahara and Ivory Coast.