PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain and leaders of other political parties on Saturday condemned the Nato air raids on Pakistani border security posts in Mohmand Agency.
In a statement, the minister said that the act would sabotage the ongoing efforts against terrorism in the region.
Mian Iftikhar, who is also spokesperson for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, said that the bombing would unleash a wave of violence and anti-US sentiment in the country.
Pakistan People’s Party-Sherpao (PPP-S) chief Aftab Ahmed Sherpao termed it violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.
In a statement, he expressed sympathy with the families of the slain soldiers and said the killings were an act of terrorism. The former interior minister asked the government to give a proper response to the aggressors to prevent such incidents in future.
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) provincial President Amir Muqam termed the attack a brazen violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.
Speaking at a gathering of workers, he said it was time to quit the so-called war on terror. “The country’s integrity is at stake and the rulers must realise the gravity of the situation,” he added.
He urged the political leaders to shun their differences and work for freeing the country rid of the US clutches.
Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa head Raees Gul also expressed concern over the Afghanistan-based Nato forces’ strike in Mohmand Agency and termed it an attack on the sovereignty of Pakistan.
He said the IJT would stage demonstrations in all the educational institutions in the province on Monday to protest the attack.
Our correspondent in Ghallanai adds: Reacting the Nato attacks on Pakistani troops in Mohmand Agency, parliamentarians, political leaders, lawyers and tribal elders have demanded of government to halt supplies to foreign forces in Afghanistan and end alliance with the US against the so-called war on terrorism.
Talking to The News on Saturday, MNA Bilal Rehman, Senators Idrees Safi, Hafiz Rashid Ahmed, ex-MNA Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq, PPP leader Jangraiz Khan, JI leader Mohammad Saeed, Fata Lawyers Forum President Ijaz Mohmand Advocate, Mutahidda Mohmand Jirga Chief Behram Khan, PTI leader Sajid Khan and others condemned the blitz of Nato’s gunships on the unprovoked Pakistani security forces in the borderlands of Mohmand and their killing.
They said that the air-strikes by foreign forces from Afghanistan were against the sovereignty, integrity and independence of the country and the tribespeople will never tolerate aggression.
They demanded the government to end alliance with US and make drastic changes in the foreign policy to safeguard national interests and protect nation from foreign aggression.
Elected parliamentarians and elders of Mohmand Agency also urged the UN and other world bodies to play their role for halting US drone attacks in tribal region.
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