Islamabad: Stating it counter-productive, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has said the US needs to review its drone strike policy.

The remark was made at a joint briefing with US Special Representative Mark Grossman in Washington, reported a newspaper.

The latest drone strike took place earlier this week in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, killing over 21 people. A drone attack on March 17 had left 39 people dead.

“The US sees the drones as an important counter-terrorism tool but "that's not exactly the way we look at it", Bashir was quoted as saying.

"The people of Pakistan consider these attacks - and the casualties that occur - as a cause of concern. This particular methodology is counter-productive and needs a review,” he added.

Grossman said, "All efforts against terrorism are designed to make life safer for Pakistanis and Americans".

The two-day talks between them were aimed at structuring a path for a strategic dialogue scheduled in Islamabad for next month.
Bashir described the talks as "cordial, constructive and engaging".

(Agencies)