Pakistan will not tolerate any military action on its soil’

Parliamentary Committee on National Security on Wednesday took serious notice of anti-Pakistan statement of US Defense Secretary Robert Gates urging Pakistan will not tolerate any military action inside its territory at any cost.

According to details, Parliamentary Committee on National Security met on Wednesday under Chairman of the Committee Raza Rabbani while Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the meeting about Robert Gates statement regarding Pakistan and others issues in depth.

Foreign Minister also gave a detailed briefing on implementation of 31 recommendations while asked for written answer within two days.

The Committee asked Foreign Minister to present a complete transcript of Gates statement. When he presented the said transcript of Gates statement there was no evidence regarding direct attack on Pakistan and there was nothing to worry in it thick and thin.

He said Pakistan is sovereign state and such kind of statements was only to challenge its sovereignty and security. “We can not comprise on our national security, sovereignty and national pride,” he added.

Meanwhile Parliamentary Committee on National Security next meeting will be held on 9th and 10th August in which recommendation of the Civil Society will be reviewed in length.

On Wednesday’s meeting besides Raza Rabbani, Sherry Rehman, Professor Ibrahim, Senator Shahid, Senator Afrar, Abdul Rahim Mando Khel, Maulana Fazl ur Rehman and Ishaq Dar respectively were present in the all-important meeting.

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