ISLAMABAD - The former proponents of each and every policy of President Pervez Musharraf, including the war on terror have turned staunch opponents to the same by just moving from treasury to the opposition benches, pressing the new government to revisit the said policy as per the aspirations of the people. The debate on foreign policy started in the Senate Thursday evening and is likely to be wound up by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mamood Qureshi today (Friday). Leader of the Opposition, Kamil Ali Agha, moved the motion to open debate on the issue. Senior leader of the former ruling party and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, Mushahid Hussain Syed, asked the government to empower the Foreign Ministry in making the foreign policy and formulate the policy according to the wishes of the people and interest of the country instead of a person or party. Other than Mushahid, PML-Q Senators Anwar Bhinder, Naeem Hussain Chattha and Gulshan Sayyed also demanded for the government to review the policy in the context of war on terror. "If Germany, closest ally in the global war on terror, could ask Washington to stop inhuman treatment and human rights violations in the notorious prison of Guantanamo Bay, why can't we ask US to stop their hot pursuit of killing innocent civilians on the Pak Afghan border?" he argued. Mushahid was critical to the PPP-led government's decision to involve the UN in the investigations of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination and suspected the move to have bitter implications for the country in general and our nuclear assets in particular. "PPP is now part of the establishment and is in the power, so it has to uncover those faces that they think have plotted the Benazir's assassination," he pointed out. Referring to the high profile assassinations of General Ziaul Haq and Mir Murtaza Bhutto, he hinted, everyone knew who were involved in their cases and also those who tried to cover up Benazir's assassination. Coming down harsh on Prime Minister's Advisor on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik, as he claimed to be the blue-eyed boy of US, the PML-Q Secretary General alleged Malik to be the man involved in the handing over of former most wanted Arab nationals Ramzi Yousaf and Aimal Kansi to the US during the mid 1990s. Malik is an influential person these days and law enforcement agencies are in his control. Therefore, he could trace down the culprits allegedly involved in the assassination of PPP leader Benazir Bhutto, Mushahid asserted. The UN involvement, he fears, could give an opportunity to the international community and there might be some 'spies' of Indian prime intelligence agency RAW or Israeli agency Mossad to keep their eyes on Pakistan's nuclear weapons. Recalling some prominent former Foreign Ministers, he said, "There has been no dynamic Foreign Minister after Sir Zafarulla Khan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Agha Shahi. Now its ripe time for the foreign office to formulate a national foreign policy under the able leadership of Shah Mehmood Qureshi." Mushahid Hussain hailed the Pakistan, India composite dialogue, saying that the time was ripe to pursue Indian government for a resolution to the decades-old Kashmir dispute as pre the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Leader of the House Senator Raza Rabbani has strongly responded to Mushahid's remarks and said that PPP was not a part of establishment and would never even to be the part of establishment. "We will quit the government but will not become a part of the establishment," he asserted. On the suspicion of PML-Q leader, Rabbani said that probe by the United Nations into the assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto would not pose any threat to the nuclear assets of the country. "Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Liaqat Bagh, Rawalpindi, not anywhere near Kahuta, so how it could be threatening for the security of nuclear assets of Pakistan?" he questioned. He criticized the foreign policy of the previous government, saying that Pakistan had to face tough times during the days when the nuclear program founder Dr A.Q Khan was implicated in the scam of the nuclear assets. He said the UN commission is aimed at probing into the intentions and involvement of internal or external hands in the national tragedy, adding that it has nothing to do with the security of nuclear assets. "The nuclear assets of Pakistan are in safe hands and no one would be given access to them," Senator Raza Rabbani assured. He said the terms and conditions of the formation of the commission would revolve around only the investigation of the hands and factors involved in the assassination of the national leader. He clarified that Pakistan People's Party is not enjoying the extraordinary friendship of the President rather he said the party has relationship with him within the constitutional limits. He said the Foreign Office is devising the policies setting aside all the international influence and every policy would be made to safeguard the national interests. The he assured the house that Pakistan would never allow any foreign power to make an assault on the soil of Pakistan. "We have always been opposing the intrusion of foreign powers on Pakistan's soil," he remarked. He condemned the abuse of human rights being committed in Guantanamo Bay Prison and demanded that it should be closed down. The senator reiterated that he would stand by a bill demanding the presentation of any foreign agreement before the Parliament for endorsement. Senator Professor Khurshid Ahmed said that the foreign policy of the previous government is implanted in practical terms, which should be revised. He said the role of Foreign Office has remained limited while formulating the foreign policy of Pakistan. That is why the policy had been made to safeguard some vested interests and ignoring the national ones. Professor Khurshid said the foreign policy should be initiated from Foreign Office and should not be finalized by the cabinet but the Parliament. He said the alliance with the US in war on terror has proved war against our own Muslim brethren and was aimed just to address the vested interests of the United States. It was the war on terror, which has made our friends our enemies, he added. The senator urged the government that the phenomenon of terrorism should be resolved through dialogue and the root causes should be addressed and grievances should be redressed. ANP Senator Haji Adeel called for a thorough probe into the nuclear scientist Dr A Q Khan issue and the real faces involved in the issue should be brought to justice, as if the previous government is true in its claim, then it was not only Dr Khan but some powerful hands involved in the game. He also suggested the government to go ahead with the peaceful settlement of the Kashmir issue with India to have a long-term peace in the region. He also reiterated that they would prefer to continue with the policy of dialogue with the militants in the tribal regions to revive peace to the area. Abdur Rahim Mandokhel of Pukhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) also asked for having dialogue with the militants in the tribal belt to restore peace there.