PML-N warns of Pak pulling out of US-led War on Terror over unilateral strikes

September 13th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

London, Sep 13 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs party Pakistan Muslim League (N), which is the main opposition party and has a large popular following, could make it hard for Islamabad to maintain its American alliance after a missile from an US drone killed 12 people in Pakistani tribal areas, fuelling angry protests and threats of withdrawal from War on Terror.

We need at this time to make it clear to foreign countries that Pakistan will not tolerate such actions, said Ahsan Iqbal, spokesman of PML-N.

If it continues, then Pakistan can consider pulling out completely from this war on terror, The Telegraph quoted Iqbal, as saying.

Iqbal called for an urgent Parliament session to debate how Pakistan can respond.

The parliament must be convened on a one-point agenda, because the nation is under a threat of war, said PML-N MP Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Irrespective of where the threat is, every inch of this country is sovereign. Every inch of this country is sacred, he added.

Pakistani leaders fear a popular uprising if the US continued its new aggressive policy in its Tribal Areas bordering Afghanistan . About 100 protesters burned American flags after the latest missile attack.

The missile from US Drone hit a house on the outskirts of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan . It is the fourth such strike in a week aimed at Taliban or al-Qaeda fighters hiding out in the mountainous region on the north-west frontier with Afghanistan .

Residents said they heard the sound of propeller-driven US Predator drones circling overhead before the explosions.

They follow the revelation that President George Bush secretly ordered US special forces to conduct ground assaults in Pakistan without the approval of the Pakistan Government, and warnings from the Pakistani military that it would defend its borders from foreign intervention at all cost. (ANI)

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