ISLAMABAD - Albeit the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) is yet to finalise its draft of recommendations for new terms of engagements with the US and foreign policy in general, the joint sitting of the Parliament Monday resumed debate on the PCNS report but the opposition benches, except one senator, did not participate in formal discussion.The house also witnessed absence of main opposition party’s (PML-N) members, including Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, as only Senator M Hamza expressed his views on the report. Initiating the debate, PPP legislator Nadeem Afzal Gondal said the report on new terms of engagements had been drafted after lengthy discussion and hard work, but objections were raised by the opposition members when it was presented in the house.“The PCNS report was finalised with a consensus as no member from any party raised objections but later a lot of reservations came on surface,” Gondal said, adding that earlier technocrats used to define the foreign policy of the country but it was now being discussed in the Parliament for the first time in Pakistan’s history. He strongly criticised opposition parties - PML-N and JUI-F - for abstaining from discussion and also hinted that they were afraid of Difa-e-Pakistan Council so avoiding to debate on it.“Be parliamentarian and do not act like local bodies representatives, who are just concerned with development works. They (opposition) should not escape from discussion on it; otherwise they should declare their inability before the Parliament,” he remarked.It should simply be conveyed that they could not formulate the foreign policy, as it was not right way to escape from debate on it. Gondal was of the view that if the US had been playing a double game with Pakistan, as Pakistanis were also doing the same.Participating in debate, ANP senior lawmaker Afrasiab Khattak said drone attacks could not be acceptable at any cost. “There is need of patience by dealing with the US,” he cautioned, as he observed that the thinking associated with the Pak-US relations was operating at two different extremisms.He strongly criticised the presence of foreign terrorist elements in the country, saying they were tarnishing the country’s image. Khattak said there was a need to correct the Afghan Policy. Senator M Hamza from the PML-N appreciated the PNCS members for drafting the recommendations, saying the foreign policy should reflect an independent country.Commenting on the recommendations of the report, he called for an end to the drone attacks and said despite repeated statements, it was not shared that Pakistani airbases were used for these strikes. He also questioned how Osama Bin Laden was living and moving from one city to other in the country.Hamza also came down hard on Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour for a recent statement in which he had said, “We cannot annoy the US.”He also demanded that all the agreements with the US should be presented in the Parliament.