New government to review Paks role in US war on terror: Sharif

March 25th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by admin  

Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Mar 25 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said that Pakistan’s new government will review the country’s role in the US-led war on terror.

Sharif said this after holding talks with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. He said he wanted peace around the world, but did not want Pakistan turned into a murder-house to achieve that aim.

We discussed terrorism, we informed them that our point of view is that since 9/11 all decisions were made by one man, Sharif told reporters.

Now the situation has changed, a truly representative Parliament has come into being…. every decision will be presented before the Parliament, they will review Musharraf’s policy in the last six years, he said.

Sharif said that a parliamentary committee would be set up which will examine this and international concern and then keeping in view national aspirations will give recommendations.

Negroponte and US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher also held talks with Musharraf, although details were not available at present.

They were also set to meet Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Pervez Musharraf used the war on terrorism to perpetuate his rule. No cabinet and no Parliament were taken into confidence in any of his decisions. That is why it did not have popular support, Sharif said.

He said both the US and Pakistan want to see the world free of terrorism and for innocent people not to suffer.

We want to see peace in every corner of the world and we want to see peace in Pakistan also. We do not want that in order to give peace to others we turn our own country into a murder house,a foreign news agency quoted Sharif, as saying. (ANI)

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