ISLAMABAD Protesting against NATO attacks inside Pakistan, the Parliamentarians in the National Assembly on Wednesday demanded of the Government to brief the House on the national foreign policy.
Opening debate on the adjournment motion regarding NATO attacks, Khawaja Saad Rafiq asked the Government to inform House about any agreement between NATO/US and Pakistan for such attacks.
Has Pakistan given the facility to the US to launch the drone attacks from its own territory? If there is any agreement, then the House should be told that who signed it, Musharraf or the incumbent Government, Khawaja asked.
He said further, If there is no such contract then what the Pakistani forces have done in this regard.
Do our forces have the capability to stop drone attacks.
He also questioned the performance of the Committee on National Security.
He also demanded of the security agencies of the country to brief the House about the recent law and order situation in Swat and Malakand Division after military operation.
Khawaja went on saying that if the incumbent Government failed to stop these attacks then the Opposition reserved the right to demand mid-term elections in the country.
We cannot compromise the sovereignty of the country, he said.
Anusha Rehman of PML-N also demanded of the Government to brief the House about the national foreign policy of the Government and said that the PPP and its coalition parties did not like to take Opposition on board while preparing national foreign policy.
Afghanistan has no right to reject Durand Line.
What the Government has done to raise this issue, Anusha questioned.
Ex-information minister Sherry Rehman was of the view that the Government had taken a serious step by suspending the NATO supply for six days and it should be appreciated.
She said that US had failed in Afghanistan and now was looking for an exit.
She also questioned the Counter Terrorism Policy.
Asif Hassnain of MQM said that the US should change its policies and all Muslim countries should force US to stop drone attacks in Pakistani territory.
Engineer Khurram Dastgir and Dr Nelson Azeem also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile the NA also passed the Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Bill 2010.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 07-Oct-2010 here.