Islamabad: While addressing the Parliamentarians belonging to the coalition partners here today, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani took them into confidence on the decisions taken by the government after the gruesome incident on Pakistan boarders by the NATO/ISAF forces.
Mr. Asfandyar Wali, President of ANP, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Deputy Convener of MQM, Mr. Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Leader of PML (Q), representatives of FATA Parliamentary Group and Parliamentarians belonging to Coalition parties in the Committee Room No. 2 of the Parliament.
The Prime Minister said that Memo case was a conspiracy against the Parliament because the Parliament consisted of President, Senate and the National Assembly. Targeting the President means targeting the Parliament, the Prime Minister asserted.
The Prime Minister said that all the policy decisions would be taken by the Parliament because it was accountable to the people and therefore the authority to formulate national policies lay with the Parliament.
The Prime Minister said that after the attack by NATO forces, the DCC meeting was summoned on the same day that decided the suspension of the NATO supplies and the vacation of Shamsi airbase by the USA within two weeks.
The Prime Minister said that the Cabinet on the following day endorsed the DCC decisions and so did the Parliamentary Committee on the National Security.
The Prime Minister recalled that Mr. Nawaz Sharif, while addressing the public meeting in Faisalabad, announced that he would approach the Supreme Court if the government did not take decision on Memo issue within 10 days. The Government took the decisions within four days and referred the matter to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, he still went to the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister stated.
The Prime Minister made it clear that the future rules of engagements with the US/NATO would ensure national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan.
About the health of the President, the Prime Minister said that he spoke to the President today in which the President said that he was feeling well and would fully recover soon.
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