Pakistan parliament adopts resolution rejecting US allegations

Pakistan parliament adopts resolution rejecting US allegations

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Pakistani lawmakers from across the political spectrum on Wednesday collectively raised their voice against the new US policy for the region.

After speeches by members throughout the day, the assembly passed a resolution condemning US President Donald Trump’s new policy.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, presenting the resolution, said the National Assembly rejects Trump’s recent policy statement as well as America’s top general in Afghanistan Gen John Nicholson’s claims regarding the presence of Taliban shuras in Quetta and Peshawar.

“The House denounces the complete disregard of Pakistan’s sacrifices by the US,” he said, adding that the National Assembly stands with the armed forces of Pakistan in their fight against terrorism.

Once the speaker presented the resolution on the floor, it was adopted unanimously.

The resolution calls on the government of Pakistan to consider postponing any visits by US officials and vice versa as well as suspension of cooperation with US — particularly ground/air lines of communication through Pakistan.

Moreover, the resolution advises the government to formulate economic policies to deal with any situation arising out of absence of US assistance and commence a diplomatic initiative to inform the international community of repercussions on the region of the failed US Afghan policy.


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