Pak senators say war on terror not in national interest, want troop deployment on Indian border

December 24th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Dec. 24 (ANI): Pakistani senators have called for review of Pakistans role in the US supported war on terror, and also suggested redeployment of troops from western border to the eastern border of the country.
Pakistan should immediately withdraw from the war on terror, as it is not in the national interest, The Dawn quoted Dr Muhammad Zahid, as saying.
Senators were assessing national security situation when they underlined the need for launching a worldwide diplomatic initiative to clarify Indias baseless allegations over Pakistans role in the Mumbai carnage.
The Pakistan Senate criticised the manner in which the United Nations put the ban on Jamaat-ud-Dawa, claiming that the action had been taken at the behest of India.
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Kamil Ali Agha, expressed his concern over the arrival of an Interpol team to Pakistan saying that the purpose of the visit was to implicate Pakistan in the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
He also claimed that the US was engaging Pakistan on its eastern border to achieve its own objectives and it might be harmful for the nations sovereignty.
Rejecting the Indian theory of ten Pakistan terrorists arriving on a boat to launch attacks, a senator argued, How was it possible for a group of 10 to split and engage the entire security apparatus of a country for three days?
Seeming dissatisfied with Indias evidence sharing, Wasim Sajjad said, Ajmal Kasab had been in Indias custody for nearly one month. Why have the names of his companions not been disclosed?
Abdul Rahim Mandokhel said that India was weaving a trap for Pakistan and a realistic approach was needed to handle the situation carefully. The government had shown weakness in its response to the Indian allegations. (ANI)

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