PESHAWAR: With the US refusing to comment on the ongoing Parliamentary review of Pakistan’s policy towards with its chief war on terror ally, Interior Minister Rahman Malik on Thursday expressed the hope that the Americans would consider the recommendations put forward by Parliamentary Committee for National Security (PCNS).
The committee’s head, Senator Raza Rabbani had on Tuesday put forward draft recommendations before the Parliament on Tuesday for continued relations between Pakistan and US. The recommendations, which need to be debated and approved by the Parliament before coming into effect had called for the US to tender an unconditional apology over the Salala checkpost bombing by Nato aircraft, and halting drone strikes in the tribal regions.
Malik, while talking to media men after laying the foundation stone for the monument of slain Commandant Frontier Constabulary (FC) Siffat Ghayyur and other ‘soldiers who had lost their life in the war against militants at FC Headquarters, hoped the United States would give a positive response on the recommendations PCNS. The Parliament, he said, was a supreme institution in any country.
The Parliament is due to reconvene on Monday over the recommendations and debate them for three days.
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