ISLAMABAD Opposition in the National Assembly on Wednesday expressed concerns over US President Obamas statement regarding permanent membership of India in the United Nation Security Council and termed it a diplomatic attack on Pakistan. I do not want to discuss the relationship between India and US. However, we, the whole Parliament, have serious concerns over the statement of Obama, which he made without taking Pakistan into confidence, Leader of the Opposition in the Lower House Ch Nisar Ali Khan said. India has been neglecting the decisions of Security Council for the last 60 years while the issue of Siachen and Kashmir were still unsolved and the US was going to help out the same India for a membership of Security Council. US calls us its ally and is extending its relations with India, he said. He also came down hard on the Foreign Minister for not taking the House on board before going to US for the strategic dialogues. The Foreign Minister if was not able to brief the House, he should have briefed both the Parliamentary Committees. Talking about the petroleum prices increase, he said that the government should immediately reduce the prices of oil products by cutting down the taxes/petrol surcharge and the expenditures. He also handed over a letter of Mian Nawaz Sharif to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Quoting the letter, the Opposition Leader said that PML-N in the letter had suggested the government to reduce the POL prices, cut down the cabinet size and expenditures, obey the Supreme Courts judgment and form a committee to investigate the sugar crisis in the country. He said that the opposition would not allow the government to impose more taxes on the poor nation. Later, Nisar requested the Speaker National Assembly to suspend the rules for a resolution against hike in petroleum prices. However, Minister for Labour and Manpower Khurshid Shah said that the rules do not allow suspending the proceedings for the resolution without prior notice. However, he said that the same issue was on the agenda and the House can debate on it. Meanwhile, the PML-N kept emphasising for the passage of the resolution during which the PML-N members chanted slogans against the price hike and a tussle was observed between treasury and opposition benches while Nisar Ali Khan also criticised MQM saying their boycott and walkout against oil prices a fake one. Te House remained echoing for about three hours with the slogans, cross talks and exchange of hot words besides verbal attacks on Speaker Fehmida Mirza from Kashmala Tariq. The Opposition even asked his members to stand up in favour of the resolution. They followed and again started chanting slogans. Observing the situation, the Speaker had to adjourn the proceedings of the House. Earlier, Minister for Petroleum Naveed Qamar said that the prices were high due to the rising trend in oil prices in international market. He said that if the opposition has some suggestion, it should be discussed, however, he added that it was not the way to solve the issue, which has been adopted by the opposition. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while responding to Opposition Leader, said that before leaving for dialogues he had briefed both the chairmen of National Assembly as well as Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. I have also briefed the cabinet and even the Opposition Leader regarding US Presidents statement and strategic dialogues, he said. It is a national issue and everyone will have to think beyond the party lines, Qureshi said.