The Nationwide Meeting (NA) Standing Committee on Overseas Affairs on Thursday slammed Overseas Minister Khawaja Asif for suggesting that the nation should “put [its] home so as” whereas being interviewed throughout his journey to america for the United Nations’ Basic Meeting.
Members of the committee have been of the view that Asif’s assertion mocked the sacrifices made by the military in its struggle towards terrorism and in addition supported the brand new US coverage on South Asia and its demand for Islamabad to “do extra”.
Final month, US President Donald Trump had accused Pakistan of providing “safe havens” to terrorists, evoking a robust response from each the federal government and the opposition.
The committee questioned whose pursuits the overseas minister was defending, and demanded that Asif be summoned within the subsequent assembly to elucidate his statements.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Shireen Mazari reiterated her party’s stance on Asif’s statements, saying that if the nation’s overseas minister stored on giving such statements, “Pakistan won’t want an exterior enemy”.
The committee additionally directed the overseas affairs secretary to temporary the committee on the federal government’s new coverage relating to the US.
In different developments, Former Minister of State for Overseas Affairs Khusro Bakhtiar was appointed as chairman of the committee. His identify was proposed by MNA Aftab Sherpao and accepted by the remainder of the committee members.
The NA standing committee additionally condemned current ceasefire violations by India alongside the Line of Management. The committee stated that the Indian military was concentrating on harmless civilians, which was a violation of worldwide regulation. The members additionally paid tribute to the troopers and officers who have been martyred defending the nation.
Members of the committee additional condemned the “anti-Pakistan” banners that emerged in Switzerland earlier this month and declared that the posters have been an assault on the sovereignty of Pakistan.
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