Parliament's resolution humiliated by drone strikes: Nisar

PML-N leader reveals that there was initially no mention of drone strikes in the resolution by the govt.


Express May 17, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Leader Chaudhry Nisar said the drone strikes during US Senator John Kerry's visit to the country were a humiliation to the parliament's resolution passed during the  in-camera joint session on May 13.

Talking to the media on Tuesday, Nisar said the reports the media is spreading about the in-camera session are all lies. He said that he did not ask the Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt-Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha for any favours.

He further revealed that the government did not say anything about stopping the US drone strikes taking place on the Pakistani soil during the session. “It was our party that stood up against the resolution.”

“We did not agree with even a single line of the resolution put forward by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We refused to sign it and after several efforts and amendments, the resolution was reached to a consensus after more than eight hours,” he added.

He added that he had consulted with his party and is going to work for the composition of independent investigation commission into the Abbottabad operation and some names will be sent to the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Wednesday to run this commission.

COMMENTS (8)

J.Oberoi | 10 years ago | Reply There's one simple rule in international polity: "Don't issue idle threats and ultimatums unless you have the courage to follow through." Now the whole Parliament stands humiliated.
ali | 10 years ago | Reply nations which dont standup and defend themselves are wiped off the face of the earth. If the pak force shoot down a few drones and tell us and nato that anymore violation will not be tolerated, only then they will stop. until then all this talk is totally useless...
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