PTI rejects PCNS report aimed at reordering ties with US

Published: March 21, 2012

PTI rejects report as “farce”, an insult to wishes of people to extricate themselves from US-backed war on terror.

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday rejected the report submitted by the Paliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) which aims at reordering ties with the United States (US).

PTI rejected the document as a “farce” and an insult to the wishes of the people to extricate themselves from US-backed war on terror which has become a “war on terror for Pakistanis,” said a statement issued by the party’s International Affairs Advisor, Dr Shireen Mazari.

PTI will not accept any compromise on the issue of drone strikes and resumption of Nato supplies, added the statement.

Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had also snubbed the report, saying that it had nothing “extraordinary” in it as the ideas it is upholding have always been everyone’s voice.

He had said that every government starts its reign with the same words.

Nisar had added that there was no point in drafting new policy terms as the government, as always, will fail to implement the recommendations.

The parliamentary panel had proposed that at least 50% of Nato containers travelling through Pakistan be handled through Pakistan Railways.

The recommendations further said that Pakistan should demand an unconditional apology from the US for the November 26, 2011 air attack on the Salala check post. It added that Washington should put a stop to drone strikes in tribal areas.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • siddique
    Mar 21, 2012 - 2:25PM

    PTI well done .no need to beg US

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  • Mar 21, 2012 - 2:37PM

    such topics and everything that is connected to Imran Khan .
    Imran Khan.

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  • usman
    Mar 21, 2012 - 2:45PM

    Irrespective of your party affiliation, this report is tantamount to accepting slavery in written form and legitimization of the war on terror. The document goes completely against the aspirations of the dominant majority of Pakistan and hence cannot be foreign policy of a sovereign state.

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  • Saad Saeed
    Mar 21, 2012 - 2:46PM

    PTI is only party which can deal fairly and independently with United States. Because Imran Khan is the leader of Pakistan. Not a slave of America like all the status quo leaders

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  • Mar 21, 2012 - 2:46PM

    PTI? In what capacity PTI is representing people of Pakistan? As per the Constitution of Pakistan its the Parliament that represents the people of Pakistan not any XYZ party.

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  • Nadir
    Mar 21, 2012 - 2:54PM

    Anyone expected that PTI would agree to anything parliament proposed? Anyone?

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  • Farangi
    Mar 21, 2012 - 3:01PM

    My dear honourable PTI leaders . . . the $$s are beckoning our iconic parliamentarians . . . it is hard to resist.
    We are a frontier state . . . and are expected to be on sale to the highest bidder.

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  • Mar 21, 2012 - 3:07PM

    Valid Points..

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  • waqas
    Mar 21, 2012 - 3:14PM

    my office net allow me to recommend only :( antiPTI organization :(”

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  • Mar 21, 2012 - 3:36PM

    Restoration of NATO supplies is not accepted

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  • MarkH
    Mar 21, 2012 - 3:40PM

    @usman:
    You had to try too hard on that one. When it’s forced wit is automatically canceled out. Though anyone who tries to separate Pakistan from the war by disassociation and bad reasoning is plainly a fool.
    By the way, you basically just said that your fellow Pakistani’s lives are worthless as regardless of what lead up to it, you’d rather side with their killers than consider it legitimate reason to deal with their killers yourselves. I see Pakistanis acting as though they actually care about selective deaths but there’s never action. Were it sincere, people would have to hold others back from slaughtering the killers. In other words, you’re self righteous liars. You don’t care about each other at all and it’s obvious. I’ll save a lot of people some time: you’re transparent so you’re wasting your time pretending to be outraged.

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  • Yaida
    Mar 21, 2012 - 4:18PM

    I wish Imran Khan will drop the habit of boycotting everything. Mr.Khan PLEASE DON’T BOYCOTT THE NEXT ELECTIONS !!

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  • Cautious
    Mar 21, 2012 - 4:28PM

    Wake up – Pakistan has withdrawn from the WOT and what has it accomplished? Pakistan is as violent as ever. The mantra that all your troubles would go away when you abandoned the WOT is absurd – with the exception of corruption your current govt has already implemented most of PTI’s vaunted recommendations and it has yielded zip.

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  • PTI VOTER
    Mar 21, 2012 - 4:32PM

    @Ali Salman Alvi:
    My dear Salman Alvi. A parliament which has been elected on fake and bogus voter lists can never be a REPRESENTATIVE of the people of Pakistan. Parliamentarian having fake degrees can never be our REPRESENTATIVES.

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  • Hassan
    Mar 21, 2012 - 5:21PM

    Honestly, who cares what PTI, a party with zero representation an any assemblies, has to say?

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  • ali
    Mar 21, 2012 - 6:04PM

    PTI is right. This is just topi drama. As Tariq Fatmi said on Hamid Mir how the PIR PM said to US ambassdor “Plz dont get upset, I will make a speech against drones in parliament”. They continue to fool the jahil awam.

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  • Amjad
    Mar 21, 2012 - 7:37PM

    we must understand that this is totally against the will of people. by accepting such reports and suggestions we are clearly handing over our own sovereignty..the recomendation clearly mentions that Pakistan will charge this much money and this much transaction shall be made through railways. i mean isn’t it surrendering our identity and sovernegnty in advance? in what capacity can they decide such things without even asking people? on one hand they are telling us that we have BLOCKED NATO supplies. and on another hand they have already drafted what they are going to do with nato supplies. isn’t it hypocrsy at its best? and Nawaz League argues that they are not involved in anything but let me remind you that the recommendation committe was headed by Mr. Ishaq Dar and the draftsman is Mr.Dar himself (he confessed last night in Islamabad tonight talk show with nadeem malik )

    its not about parties its about PAKISTAN for Godsake. if we don’t stand up now when will be.. how long are we gona cry nawaz zardari imran moulana and not think about PAKISTAN ??? wake up pakistan

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  • Shakky
    Mar 22, 2012 - 4:36AM

    So let’s assume for the sake of argument that the drone attacks cease. Then what? It’s a bit naive to expect that the murderous Mehsuds will suddenly stop spreading mayhem. The militants will use the respite to regroup, rearm, and then resume their indiscriminate attacks on innocent Pakistani civilians in crowded marketplaces. When that happens, what will PTI do to fix things? Far better to keep sending drones until no religious extremists exist to do any more harm to Pakistan (or to anyone else for that matter).

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