Islamabad: (Web Desk) Pakistan’s Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution against United States (US) revised policy on Afghanistan and rejected President Donald Trump’s accusations of housing terrorists in Pakistan and prolonging insurgency in the country.
The Law Minister Zahid Hamid tabled the resolution on the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South-Asia and allegations against Pakistan on Wednesday.
According to the summary of the resolution, parliament acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by the security forces in the war on terror. “American President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements are threatening, we reject America s new Afghan policy,” the summary of the resolution read.
“The entire nation is united against Trump’s revised policy for Afghanistan and region as Pakistan has made enormous sacrifices in war against terrorism,” the resolution stressed.
While addressing the National Assembly, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that the reaction against Trump’s statement is the voice of the whole country. He said that a super power wants to put the blame of their failure on us. Foreign Minister stated that Pakistan has come to a point where its security is in jeopardy. “The whole nation is on one page, we stand united today,” Asif said.
During the National Assembly session early today, the legislators unanimously echoed their concerns over the new US policy for the region.
Deploring the US president’s accusations of harbouring terrorists on Pakistani soil, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the whole nation is on one page against the US new policy.
“I have not witnessed a National Assembly session out-rightly denouncing the US new policy with a loud voice,” he said.
The resolution further said that the whole nation is united against President Trump’s policy. Pakistan has lost over $123 billion in the war on terror. “We reject America’s statement of lending Pakistan billions of dollars,” the resolution read.
The resolution condemned Trump administration’s policy of encouraging India’s role in Afghanistan. “America and NATO should stop India from using Afghan land against Pakistan,” the resolution read.
The resolution denounced India’s brutality in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK). “Pakistan is concerned about Islamic State’s presence in Afghanistan,” it read.