Parliamentary body to decide on NATO supply: Rehman Malik

Interior minister says government will implement parliamentary committee's recommendations whatever they will be.


December 29, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Thursday that the government would take a decision regarding the Nato supply according to the recommendations given by the Parliamentary Committee on National Security.     

Defence Committee of the Cabinet had decided to stop the Nato supply following the attack on Pakistani checkpost on the Pak-Afghan border on November 26, the minister informed the media after addressing a ceremony.

The ceremony was held to pay tributes to the security personnel who were killed or had suffered disabilities in the war against terrorism.

“We have left the matter to the Parliamentary committee, which is led by Senator Raza Rabbani, and the government will implement its recommendations whatever they will be,” the minister said.

Malik said that as a result of the unmatched sacrifices rendered by our Army, Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary and the police in the war against terror, the militants have been defeated in Swat and Malakand divisions.

Responding to a question, the minister said he would visit the police-pickets set up at different roads of the capital, and assured that all the unnecessary check-posts would be removed to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.

Justifying the police-pickets in the federal capital, Malik said that law enforcement agencies were alerted on a daily basis and the security is tightened accordingly to avoid any untoward incident.

Commenting on the G-11 firing incident in which an assistant sub-inspector was killed, the minister said that an inquiry has been ordered to probe into the incident. However, he was of the view that it could also be a result of some personal enmity.

COMMENTS (3)

Mirza | 9 years ago | Reply

The elected govt should play it safe and not make any decision in this regard. They have to first disclose all secret agreements that Gen Mush has made with the US. These generals make such agreements and hugely benefit from them and give the blame to civilians. Let the generals deal with the US on this issue. If they need sparet parts for F-16 and other equipment, if they need more US money then let the generals give up not the elected govt. The US cargo is a matter of national security and make the generals in charge of that.

saleem ullah | 9 years ago | Reply

It will be a wiser of the Government , if the national sentiments to be considered before going to open the supply routes for the NATO forces operating in Afghanistan. Better will be the healthy majority decision in the Parliament.

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