Qureshi questions US acceptance of PCNS recommendations

Published: April 17, 2012

Main mosques sealed in Gilgit to curb violence. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

PESHAWAR: 

Before opening Nato supply routes, the government should explain whether the US has accepted the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Monday.

Qureshi was addressing reporters at the residence of PTI leader Iftikhar Khan Jhagra. He demanded that the government and parties boycotting PCNS proceedings explain whether the US had accepted that it should make an apology over the November 26 Nato attacks, end drone strikes, and take action against those involved in attacking the Salala check posts.

The PTI leader added that according to his information, the US has not yet made an apology and is instead saying that the US will take up the issue once the Pakistani government contacts them. He said that PTI was not consulted during the process of reviewing relations with the US.

Qureshi also accused the government of corruption and asked the prime minister to resign, saying the country was close to bankruptcy.

“Fingers are now being pointed at the premier’s son for corruption,” he said, adding that the premier’s son should clear his position regarding alleged corruption, rather than transferring those officials who unearthed the scandal in the first place.

Qureshi also condemned the Bannu jailbreak, saying it appeared that the government has lost its writ over the country.

Referring to the party’s constitution, he said that after amendments, regional committees had been formed within the party according to chairman Imran Khan’s wishes.

Iftikhar Jhagra was appointed chief for the Peshawar region on the occasion.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Blithe
    Apr 17, 2012 - 8:59AM

    I think he is missing General Pasha.

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  • siddique
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:30AM

    you are right Mr. qureshi.keep it up with PTI ideology

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  • Iram
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:57AM

    Good demand, PTI rocks.

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  • ihtisham
    Apr 17, 2012 - 10:40AM

    PTI stance zindabad.

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  • One who Know
    Apr 17, 2012 - 11:20AM

    Shah Mehmood you were part & parcel of this US /Pak relationship why are you distancing yourself now.

    Be candid admit we need GOOD PAK/US relationship which should focus on people not the leaders or militrary

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  • Vigilant
    Apr 17, 2012 - 11:29AM

    ET plz improve your editing standards…….certain university mags are better edited than ET newsRecommend

  • khan
    Apr 17, 2012 - 11:38AM

    He asked no questions when he would be seen boarding every next flight to Washington, and will never again if he is given the FM.

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  • Logic Europe
    Apr 17, 2012 - 12:12PM

    Mr qureshi ,you made a wrong decision by joining PTI,may be you would be better off in TTP
    people like you have weakened the govt, no wonder it has no writ inside your country and no gritt internationaly

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  • usman786
    Apr 17, 2012 - 12:31PM

    USA should be asked to pay one billion dollars and clear our debt. Moreover, they shd built two road ie Khi – Kabul and Gawadar to Mazar Sharif motorway

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  • Hakeem
    Apr 17, 2012 - 1:04PM

    Since the day General Pasha got retirement, PTI has been losing its shine..

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  • Apr 17, 2012 - 1:54PM

    ET dont misses a single story from SMQ

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  • ather khan
    Apr 17, 2012 - 2:12PM

    good words mr. qureshi. but will pti do anything to stop the route.?? i became a pti fan after the peshwar dharna. but now i am losing it.

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  • salman
    Apr 17, 2012 - 2:46PM

    What? SMQ is still in PTI? Wasn’t he meant to be leaving PTI like 6 weeks ago? :)

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  • bhai
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:19PM

    this is a valid point raised by SMQ!

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  • Kashmirian
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:39PM

    It is good to see that Imran khan is being politically groomed by Javed hashmi and qureshi, he has got good mentors now, what he needs is just the right training and control over his tongue which is very important in politics.

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