Muhammad Atif, Urdu VOA News, Washington The killing of Osama Bin Ladin in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad has started a new debate over drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas. Washington based analysts who support drone strikes say that these attacks made OBL leave Waziristan and find a place which was safer for him. Pakistani government has often publically asked the US government to stop drone strikes and most recently Pakistan's military chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani gave a statement in which he called the drone attacks counterproductive and asked the United States to stop them. Michael O'Hanlon is a military and defense analyst in Washington's Brookings Institution. He says that previously Pakistanis have had consultation and some sort of a role in drone strikes. He said that these are US drones that are killing people in Pakistan but Pakistanis should understand America's pain because the people who are killing Americans in Afghanistan come from the Pakistani territory because their sanctuaries are on Pakistani soil. He said that if Pakistanis tell the US to stop Drone attacks, they will probably have to stop. Former CIA Field Officer Bob Baer opposes the Drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. He said that it is not clear that those who are being killed in these attacks are Taliban or local tribal men who carry guns with themselves. Analysts also say that in the past Drone attacks were carried out with the permission of Pakistani government but Pakistani <b>...</b>
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