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Nisar seeks guarantee for PCNS recommendations implementation

12 April, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the opposition Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan has said recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) will have a weightage only when they are implemented in letter and spirit.

Addressing the joint session of the parliament after unanimous approval of the resolution about foreign policy, Nisar started with prayers for the stranded soldiers in Siachen. He rejected the notion that the issue of national security was being presented in parliament for the first time.

"Its not for the first time that a matter relating to national security has been presented in the parliament" he added.

He blew upon the government for its alleged negligence of the past resolutions. "What guarantee can the prime minister give to the house to ensure that the resolution is implemented in full letter and spirit" he added.

He said the house had passed resolutions of immense importance in the past also but the government overlooked them. "The government bulldozed every resolution that the house adopted in the past and what's the guarantee that the fate of this resolution won't be like those of the past" he added.

He said the opposition has rejected three clauses of the resolution and demanded the government not to allow any operative of a foreign intelligence agency to operate in Pakistan.

The opposition had also demanded of the government not to tolerate violation of Pakistan's air space on which the prime minister said the point was valid and it could be considered.

He said the government failed in framing a roadmap to secure release of Dr Afia Siddiqui. "The killer of three people is roaming free after killing three Pakistani nationals in the broad daylight" he added referring to Raymond Davis, the US secret agency operative.

He said all parties in the parliament were demanding release of Dr Aafia Siddique. "It should be made clear to America that they are not dealing with the Pakistan of General Musharaf but with a democratic Pakistan," he added.

He demanded of the government to press US for what he termed 'bringing the perpetrators of Salala incident to justice'.

Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman demanded of the government to cancel all verbal agreements signed by former dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf with US on NATO supply.

Speaking in the joint parliamentary session, he said that formulation of new policy guidelines for the future relationships with US were under preparation so verbal agreements should be a bygone story.

He warned the government of resistance both inside and outside the parliament in case decisions against the national sovereignty. "We will not let the country be made hostage" he announced on the floor of the House adding that his party wished relations with the rest of the world on parity and equality basis.

He observed that his party would not let the recommendations prepared by the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) meet the same fate which was met by the joint communiqués of both the All Parties' Conferences convened by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and unanimous resolutions passed in in-camera sessions of the Parliament in the past.

He said that PCNS accepted proposal of his party about canceling the verbal agreements made by Gen. Pervez Musharraf with US on provision of facilitations to NATO and ISAF forces stationed in Afghanistan.

"These verbal agreements have put the entire country on fire" he remarked saying that accumulation of heaps of weapons and arms in Afghanistan could cast negative impacts on Pakistan too.

He warned to resist against any decision which would affect the recommendations approved by the Parliament as Parliamentary decision personified the national unity.


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