Pak ruling coalition parties ask US to stop drone attacks

February 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Feb 17 (ANI): Leaders of the ruling coalition parties in Pakistan have expressed their anger towards terrorists and also on the violation of Pakistani territory by the United States.

Leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Muttahidda Qaumi Movement and the Awami National Party said that the sovereignty of Pakistani territory should be observed, while strongly condemning the terrorists who have destroyed Pakistan.

We have a clear position that attacks in Pakistani territory must be stopped, Peoples Study Circle Chief and former federal minister Professor ND Khan stated.

Khan said that he has no information about the source of the US Senates Subcommittee on Intelligences statement that was printed in Pakistani newspapers. However, he said that he had read a report that even the Pentagon was unaware of the drone attacks.

One thing is clear that drone attacks were neither in the interest of Pakistan nor the interest of the US, he asserted.

The Pakistani parliament has unanimously resolved against such attacks and it will not help the US in the war on terror, the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Awami National Party leader Amin Khattak said that Pakistan suffers from flawed policies of former governments and now it is under heavy debts.

For a durable solution to maintain sovereignty, we have to introduce a new internal and external policy that meets the challenges of todays world, he proposed. He said that economic stability is essential to ensure the sovereignty of Pakistan.

Should someone throw stones in a neighbouring country, they will not throw flowers in response. Try to understand the principles of a just and independent foreign policy, he said.

Khan went on to say that there was a dire need for Pakistan to discourage and defeat extremism and foster friendly relations with other nations. (ANI)

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