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ISI not to appear before US court, says PM

ISLAMABAD: We cannot force ISI officials to appear before the US courts, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani while addressing the National Assembly session on Thursday.

“It is a very important and sensitive agency; you cant summon ISI without its approval” the PM maintained.

Referring to Swat operation, the PM asserted that “We took all political stakeholders on board well before launching the operation”, and added that “we will not take anyone’s dictation on North Waziristan operation”.

The premier said that the whole nation is against the menace of terrorism. He affirmed that investment would not come into the country till complete peace is established. The PM hinted at involvement of foreign hand behind the Balochistan unrest. Gilani told the NA that the Frontier Constabulary could not act without Balochistan government’s nod. He said that no compromise would be made on country’s sovereignty and integrity.

The premier said that the whole nation is against the menace of terrorism.

He affirmed that investment would not come into the country till complete peace is established.

The PM hinted at involvement of foreign hand behind the Balochistan unrest. Gilani told the NA that the Frontier Constabulary could not act without Balochistan government’s nod.

He underlined that no compromise would be made on country’s sovereignty and integrity.

He underscored that each institution must pay respect to the other in this regard.

Prime Minister said the Parliament had proved that it had materialized the vision of its founding father, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who propounded parliamentary form of government in Pakistan.

Gilani said the parliament and all political leadership through their political sagacity had misspelled the prevailing impression as if Parliament and Judiciary could not go together.

“This vision has been accepted by the nation”, he said.

Regarding provincial President Jamhori Watan Party Shah Zain Bugti incident, PM said it is absolutely a provincial matter adding we are in contact with provincial government stressing that Interior Minister is not in the country at the moment when he comes back, he will give explanation.



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