'Secret deals with US go back to PML-N's term'

Published: May 14, 2011
Federal information minister says Sharif handed over Pakistani citizens to US intelligence agencies. PHOTO: FILE/APP

Federal information minister says Sharif handed over Pakistani citizens to US intelligence agencies. PHOTO: FILE/APP

ISLAMABAD: Federal information minister Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Saturday that the history of secret deals with the Americans date back to PML-N’s term when Nawaz Sharif handed over Pakistani citizens to US intelligence agencies.

Talking to Express News, the information minister claimed that PPP would not compromise on national integrity

Earlier, talking to the media after the joint parliamentary session, Awan had said the unanimous resolution is a message to enemies of Pakistan that the country was united and supported its security forces and intelligence agencies.

She briefed the media about the points of a parliamentary resolution.

The information minister congratulated the people of Pakistan and all political parties for the agreed stance of all political parties on the issue of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

On Friday, Pakistan’s civilian and military chiefs briefed a closed-door session of the parliament with regards to the Abbottabad operation in which al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. Lawmakers unequivocally condemned the US unilateral action in Abbottabad and called for a review of the terms of engagement with the US in a unanimous resolution.

The lawmakers also warned the US against conducting unilateral operations in Pakistani territory, including drone strikes, failing which the government may consider withdrawal of transit facility to Nato/Isaf forces in Afghanistan.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Adnan S. Khan
    May 14, 2011 - 4:21PM

    I remember the name Mir Aimal KasiRecommend

  • Massileaks
    May 14, 2011 - 4:22PM

    What is this nonsense that they sold the pride so we will do it too! Are you 2 years old? Regardless of what Nawaz did, you need to mind your act. Recommend

  • May 14, 2011 - 5:26PM

    @Adnan, Aimal Kansi was handed over by Baynazir Bhutto.Recommend

  • Fahad Raza
    May 14, 2011 - 5:40PM

    @Mentoring Skill:
    No it was during Nawaz sharif’s term from Dera Ghazi Khan.Recommend

  • ali
    May 14, 2011 - 6:56PM

    cant we find a better info minister…Recommend

  • Waris Ali Tabassum
    May 14, 2011 - 7:03PM

    Our rulers not leaders are fighting with each other now this the time not to trace mistakes of others but to unite for solidarity of our country. They are all selfish.Recommend

  • Asad
    May 14, 2011 - 8:00PM

    i am not a PML-N fan… but all this lady knows is to point fingers… may i add she is extremely un-impressive and absolutely pathetic…Recommend

  • Architect
    May 14, 2011 - 8:02PM

    dear all I don’t understand . that how they make her information minister .. she has no guts to talk in English frequently … ….Recommend

  • arshad Ullah
    May 14, 2011 - 8:08PM

    Also list of Sikh assets handed over by BENAZIR to her cousin RAJIV @Mentoring Skill: Recommend

  • naeem
    May 14, 2011 - 10:51PM

    the learned minister was also part of Musharaf Govt so why remain silenced in Musharaf and Zardari Era about this secret deals. It appears only the blame shifting. I wish we could have sensible and patriotic leadership. Recommend

  • Raza
    May 14, 2011 - 11:57PM

    aimal kansi was handed to american authorities by the legharis…Recommend

  • optimist
    May 15, 2011 - 2:32AM

    There is a big difference in Nawaz Govt co-operating with a foreign govt and arresting someone
    and handing over to the USA
    US helicopters come secretly,
    conduct an operation without you knowing. Wake up Madam Awan!!!Recommend

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