Pak senators want review of peace deal with Taliban in Swat

April 23rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr 23 (ANI): Pakistani senators have asked the PPP-led Government to revisit the NWFP Government’s peace agreement with the Taliban in Swat and also review Islamabad’s role in the US war on terror.

Debating on President Asif Ali Zardari’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament, the lawmakers said the federal government should ensure implementation of the recommendations of Parliamentary Committee on National Security.

The members also demanded of the government to review its foreign policy in the light of recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee, The Nation reported.

Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Fazlur Rehman said that the Parliamentary committee on National Security had given its recommendations to the government to pull the country out of the crises.

He said that the foreign policy of the country was changed under pressure of the US. “We have to transform our policy in the national interest if we want to save the country,” Fazl added.

“The US President has given statement that they could not win the war on terror, then how we could win it?” he asked.

He said that the writ of government had been put to an end in Swat as well as in the entire NWFP due to military operation.

Khawaja Muhmad Asif of PML-N said that his party supported Nizam-e-Adl Regulation for peace in Swat, but now the activities of the Taliban were being expanded from Swat.

He said that the country was facing extremism and terrorism due to wrong policy of Pervez Musharraf, and stressed on holding All Parties Conference including all stakeholders to address the issues of the country.

Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao demanded the government to ensure implementation of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security.

“The entire tribal region has become ‘No Go Area’ and there are several Parliamentarians who did not visit their respective constituencies as yet,” he said, adding that the government had totally failed to establish its writ in any part of FATA region. (ANI)

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