Pakistani Opposition Leader Asks Gov’t to Explain Vision on War on Terror

A031430010.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Several parties of the country urged the Pakistani government to review the decision to support on war on terror.

Parliamentary Leader of former Prime Minister’s Muslim League and Opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday demanded the government to place before parliament all agreements which were reached during former President Musharraf’s tenure.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Islamabad, he said government should explain its policy whether or not it wants to continue those controversial agreements signed during former military ruler Musharraf’s regime with other countries.

Nisar said the briefing given by Director of Military Operations to the joint session of Parliament was related to different aspects of military operations, underway over the last couple of years.

He said, “Government must let us know as to what would be its vision or strategy if it doesn’t continue with those agreements”.

He urged the government to elaborate on all such steps or agreements with other countries regarding the so-called war on terror following the 9/11 incident.

“We need to know how Pakistan was dragged into this war and we also need to know how war against terrorism turned out to be our war,” he maintained.

However, the real issues were not dilated upon for which the joint session was convened, he claimed.

“We should have better discussed there our foreign policy, internal situation and responsibilities of the government”, he added.

Nisar Ali Khan said neither a fruitful discussion could take place nor Opposition could express its point of view until and unless policy options of the government as well as the whole scenario of the war on terror after 9/11 were elaborated.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Muslim league, which is the second largest party in the parliament, has expressed its dissatisfaction over the policy of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the US war against terror.

However, a majority of the Pakistani political parties have demanded the government to review and revise the policy on the war on terror, reiterating that this was not the war of Pakistan.

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