The head of a UN team investigating US drone strikes in Pakistan has said that Islamabad does not consent to them and sees them as a territorial violation.
However correspondents say the US could not launch drone strikes without tacit support from Pakistan.
They add that privately officials from both countries speak of an understanding as to why the drone programme has been allowed to continue.
It is estimated that between 2004 and 2013, CIA drone attacks in Pakistan killed up to 3,460 people.
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