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Hunerkada, Jamal Shah's art institute joined with FFR and Reprieve to create Bugsplat, an arrangement of exploded missiles accompanied by the photographs of their victims.

Bugsplat is the term used by the Americans after eliminating their target.

“The idea is to investigate and thrash out issues and figure out what the drone strikes really are. The presentation reflects on it through art without being propagandist,” said gallery owner and visual and performing artist Jamal Shah.

“The display does just that, bring out the truth in drone strikes in the tribal areas that have cause significant collateral damage contrary to the CIA claims that their missiles only kill the terrorists,” said human rights lawyer Clive Stafforth Smith. The art was simply to educate the western world of the realities of drone attacks and what better way than to show the people the havoc wreaked by the fired missiles. Clive Smith said he hoped this would help promote a dialogue between Pakistan and the US. Pieces of missiles fired from American drones were exhibited on the stands and photos by photographer Noor Bahram show images of victims, mostly children.