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Sharif calls for end to drone strikes

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for an end to US drone strikes in his first address since being re-elected to the post

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for an end to US drone strikes in his first address since being re-elected to the post.

"We respect the sovereignty of others and they should respect our sovereignty and independence. This campaign must come to an end," he told MPs.

Mr Sharif, who was ousted in a 1999 coup, was later in the day sworn in for an unprecedented third term as PM.

He faces numerous challenges, including Taliban attacks and a crippled economy.

Orla Guerin reports.

  • 05 Jun
  • From the section Asia