ISLAMABAD - PML (Likeminded) faction Tuesday lodged its protest with the PPP-led ruling alliance for not giving the five MNAs of the group due representation in the Parliamentary Committee on National Security.

“Our party Pakistan Muslim League (Likeminded) has five members of the National Assembly including Humayun Saifullah Khan, Arbab Zaka Ullah, Kishan Chand Parwani, Ghulam Haider Samejo and Kashmala Tariq. But unfortunately we have no representation in the Parliamentary Committee on National Security,” party’s Secretary Information Kashmala Tariq said in her letter of protest to Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. Copies of the letter were also sent to Speaker National Assembly Fehmida Mirza and Chairman Parliamentary Committee on National Security Senator Raza Rabbani. She said that her party would strongly oppose parliamentary resolution regarding resumption of NATO supply.

She said that in protest letter our party had demanded for immediate cease of Drone attacks, as after Salala Check Post incident nine drone attacks had been carried out. She also highlighted that “Govt and opposition always set together to further their personal interests and after fulfilling, both start the game to make the nation stupid. She said that, “Government is in full mood to resume NATO supply”. She urged upon the rulers if at last it had decided to resume NATO supply, it should get relief for the Pakistani nation in response.

She said that keeping in view Pakistan major problems, United States should pay Pakistan’s circular debit, resolve railway, PIA and electricity problems.

She highlighted that US had given 33 billion dollars to Turkey only using its route during Iraq War and gave gigantic facilities to Egypt and Syria. She urged that the US should give the same facilities to Pakistan. She urged upon the rulers to decide in favour of national interest rather than giving priority to their individual and personal interests. She also brought on record that the rulers were giving rhetoric statements that they would take in confidence all political parties regarding resumption of NATO supply, but despite of representation of our five party members in national assembly, the government did not invite our party. She said that we were not begging from US but demanding for facilities, which was routine matter in international relations.

She said that War on Terror had destroyed our infrastructure and the rulers should keep in mind that the US should not exploit us anymore, as we could not afford it. She said that when President Bush visited Pakistan, he promised to set-up Export Processing Zones, however, no EPZs established yet. She highlighted that US had also promised to upgrade madrassas and made it Boarding Schools but no development has made so far in this regard.