Repeal amendment 17 to enable Pak to meet meet external challenges : Iqbal

December 19th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

The dichotomy in managing the affairs of the country is reflected in the wake of the tragic Mumbai attacks and it is obvious from the fiasco created by the statements of our president and prime minister, PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal said in a National Assembly debate over National security issues.

The PML-N parliamentarian strongly criticised the PPP led government for pursuing weak diplomacy and issuing irresponsible statements on airspace violations by the Indian aircraft. He also criticized government for supporting US for the drone attacks on the tribal areas.

Ahsan Iqbal blamed PPP leadership for confusing the role of the Prime Minister and the President as its decision-making, policies and statements were directly coming from the president and not the Prime Minister.
Referring to the fiascos following the Mumbai attacks, he said, Why our president should take phone call of the Indian foreign minister. It is against the protocol.

He further criticized the President, After the violations of our airspace by the Indian aircraft, the president issued a clarification that it was a technical mistake. It was not a technical mistake; rather India wanted to test our preparedness.

Ahsan also criticised the attitude of the Indian government, saying, India has taken irresponsible step in going ahead to the UN Security Council against Pakistan in relation with Mumbai terror attack. It has jeopardised the peace process.

The PML-N leader wondered why Pakistan did not raise the issue of burning of 60 Pakistanis in the Samjhota Express at any international forum during Pervez Musharraf regime. (ANI)

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