'Drone attacks endanger US-Pakistan relations'
Pakistan has warned the US that drone attacks on its soil would endanger the two countries' ties, urging a halt in the air raids, Press TV reported.
"I said despite the partnership that we enjoy, Pakistan cannot, and Pakistan feels that it will undermine our relationship, if there's expansion of drones and if there are operations on ground," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told at a press conference on Wednesday after meeting the visiting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke.
Qureshi also slammed the US's new air passenger screening measures and said he had discussed "red lines" in the meeting with Holbrook, the Press TV correspondent reported.
"The people of Pakistan feel that innocent people are treated like terrorists," he said about the inclusion of Pakistani citizens flying to US for body-screening at airports. The minister also called the measure regrettable.
Holbrooke is in Pakistan on a three-day visit to meet the country's top political and military officials as well as tribal elders.
Washington has stepped up its drone attacks against Pakistan's tribal regions in recent weeks. Pakistan has repeatedly said such attacks violate the country's sovereignty and fuel anti-American sentiments among Pakistani people.