Pakistan has warned that US drone attacks on southwestern Balochistan would hinder Islamabad's efforts to confront militancy in the country, Press TV reported.
Pakistani Prime Minister
Yousuf Raza Gilani told US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen on Wednesday that drone attacks in Balochistan would be considered as an aggression against the country, the Press TV correspondent reported.
Earlier in the day, Foreign Ministry Spokesman
Abdul Basit said his country will not allow drone attacks on suspected Taliban bases in the province.
"We believe that such attacks are counterproductive and could affect the ties between the two allies," he said.
The remarks were made amid growing tension over US claims that Islamabad was refusing to target the Taliban's 'Quetta Shura' - the leadership council of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
Washington claims the 'Shura' is masterminding attacks on
NATO forces in Afghanistan from 'safe havens' in southwestern Pakistan.