Over 3,000 leading Americans call for end to drone strikes in Pakistan
Over 3000 Americans, including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Wolf and Oliver Stone have signed and delivered a letter to the US Embassy in Islamabad calling for an end to drone strikes in Pakistan.
According to a press release, the letter called upon U.S. authorities to end its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan and to bring the drone policy in compliance with U.S. and international law, reports The Express Tribune.
The letter has been signed by leading U.S. authors, film directors, professors, activists and a Nobel Peace laureate.
The letter was organised by Just Foreign Policy and includes signatures of Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Tom Hayden and Patch Adams, among others.
The letter cited 474 to 884 civilian deaths caused by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, including 176 children. It also cited the fear caused among the civilians as stated by a recent report by Stanford University and New York University released last week, the press release said.
The U.S. peace activists who delivered the letter are in Pakistan as part of a delegation organised by U.S. peace organisation CodePink. The delegation will also travel to Waziristan along with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf for a peace march to meet the drone strike victims, the statement said.