ISLAMABAD, April 6: The Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS), working on a consensus report on new terms of engagement with the United States, suffered another setback when the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) decided to detach itself from the committee.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the JUI-F, told media representatives on Friday that the government had already decided to reopen supply routes for Nato forces through Pakistan. “It was not possible for me to attend the committee meetings,” he added. Earlier today, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, warned that he would quit his office if the supply routes were reopened.
The Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart said that he had made his stance clear to his party and the leadership of other parties in the opposition about not resuming the supply to the Nato forces.He urged the opposition leaders to take all the stake holders on board before taking any decision in this regard.