Notices sent to vacate Shamsi Airbase: Malik

Published: November 29, 2011

Interior Minister denies reports of UAE requesting Pakistan to not shut the base down. PHOTO: APP/ FILE

LAHORE: Interior Minister Rehman Malik confirmed on Tuesday that notices have been sent to vacate the Shamsi base and also denied reports of UAE requesting Pakistan not to shut it down, reported Express News.

Talking to the media at the Lahore airport, Malik said that the Nato attack on Pakistani soldiers was uncalled for and the government has courageously responded to the US over the issue.

He further said that decisions will now be taken according to the public will adding that Pakistan wants to exist in the world with peace and dignity.

On Monday, Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zaid al Nahyan arrived in Islamabad and requested President Asif Ali Zardari to let the US use the base till investigations into the incident are complete. However, President Zardari turned down the request saying that the decision has already been taken.

Commenting on the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi, Malik said that the Numaish firing incident was not a matter of Shia-Sunni enmity, instead there is a third party which wants to destabilise Pakistan.

He assured that the people involved in the incident will be brought to justice and the government will make sure that such incidents are avoided in the future.

Reader Comments (5)

  • Nov 29, 2011 - 12:04PM

    very nice keep it up pakistan through them out

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  • mrd
    Nov 29, 2011 - 1:29PM

    The world does not need trigger happy Americans…The world does not need war mongers. Enough is Enough.

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  • Acorn Guts
    Nov 29, 2011 - 2:31PM

    This is just a taster of what will happen if PTI comes to power.

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  • Nov 29, 2011 - 5:25PM

    @emraan:
    big drama

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  • Lofted Shot
    Nov 30, 2011 - 1:09PM

    Raymon Davis Case
    OBL Execution
    Now Attack on Pakistani Soldiers

    Till when we’ll bear this dominance.

    Absolutely great answer, I’m glad at least resistance has been shown by Pakistani Government.
    Now the most important base (Jacobabad) need cleanup.

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