Cabinet defense committee slams WikiLeaks

Published: December 3, 2010
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Prime Minster Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani chairs the cabinet's defense committee meeting at the PM House in Islamad. PHOTO: PPI

Prime Minster Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani chairs the cabinet's defense committee meeting at the PM House in Islamad. PHOTO: PPI

ISLAMABAD: The cabinet’s defense committee on Friday rejected the WikiLeaks disclosures as false and termed them a conspiracy against Pakistan. The defense committee meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s house in Islamabad.

The spokesman for PM House said the meeting was convened to review the security situation in the wake of current developments. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, It was attended by the defense minister, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, the finance minister, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and other civil and military leaders.

The defense committee rejected the WikiLeaks disclosures regarding Pakistan and termed them false and unauthentic, said sources. The military also urged the government to take up the issue with the US government, expressing concern over the leaks.

The committee was also briefed on the on-going operations against militants saying the capacity of law enforcement agencies needs to improve.

Gilani lauded the relief operations carried out by the armed forces in the flood affected areas.

The committee also reviewed the security challenges faced by the country, including the threat to internal security posed by terrorism.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • ehsanali
    Dec 3, 2010 - 8:05PM

    Damage is already done whatever they sayRecommend

  • Asrar Ahmed
    Dec 3, 2010 - 9:00PM

    Oh! by the way, US diplomats write well. No grammer mistakes. And they seem to have good memory.Recommend

  • IZ
    Dec 3, 2010 - 9:03PM

    I was hoping that the govt and army would formulate some kind of intelligent response, but I shouldn’t have got my hopes up. These morons simply are not able to do or say anything intelligent. For a much smarter response to the Leaks, see the reactions of the Chinese and Russian governments.Recommend

  • Shah
    Dec 3, 2010 - 9:28PM

    It would have been so interesting to see the faces of all these persons after what they have said to each otherRecommend

  • Dr. Asad Sadick, Germany
    Dec 3, 2010 - 10:34PM

    Such a reaction was expected of them. Nobody believes them anyway. They are known liars. Remember they lied to us about “load shedding elimination” by Dec. 2009, also that sugar will be sold at a lower rate etc., etcRecommend

  • khan
    Dec 3, 2010 - 11:06PM

    And so the defence committee rejected the WikiLeaks disclosures regarding Pakistan and termed them false and unauthentic and ‘a conspiracy against Pakistan’ to boot.

    Will they have us believe that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – who is in the process of disseminating 3 million US Government documents, 250,000 of which have already proven very embarrassing for the German, Russian, Italian, French, Afghanistani, Saudi Arabian, UAE, Qatar and various other governments including some in South America – actually planned the whole thing simply to embarrass Zardari, Gillani and Kayani?

    Do the members of this exalted defence committee believe the people of Pakistan to be simple-minded morons? Recommend

  • Imran
    Dec 3, 2010 - 11:13PM

    HAHAHA What a Stupid Response and a waste of time. When the US is hiding in Shame and knows the leaks are true, how could gilani and his grinches say its a conspiracy? This is illiteracy at its best. Recommend

  • Akram
    Dec 3, 2010 - 11:16PM

    The leaks stated, ISI and the Pakistani Government had nothing to do with the Mumbai attacks, Are they telling me thats false and a Conspiracy, that they were actually involved????? Someone didnt do a good job translating for the PMRecommend

  • Dec 3, 2010 - 11:59PM

    Intelligent response by army? Did it ever happen in the history of Pakistan? I am not talking about politicians here because its army that calls the shots even during so called short democratic transitions. Recommend

  • Neha
    Dec 4, 2010 - 12:18AM

    A conspiracy against Pakistan? Come on guys! Say something else. This one liner is getting old.Recommend

  • Cautious
    Dec 4, 2010 - 12:26AM

    Seems like everything wrong with Pakistan is a result of a foreign conspiracy – maybe it’s time to clean a mirror and take a long hard look.Recommend

  • Jamal
    Dec 4, 2010 - 2:55AM

    We NEED Answers!Recommend

  • Dec 4, 2010 - 4:45AM

    If everything, that is hostile to your world view, is explained as a conspiracy, then it seizes to be a conspiracy and just reverts to being reality. Recommend

  • Farhat
    Dec 4, 2010 - 5:58AM

    ha ha this is really funny… ostrich mentality… just deny everything and magically it will go away… what kind of leaders this great country hasRecommend

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