ISLAMABAD - Opposition parties may strongly ask the government to share Pakistan’s stance with both houses of the parliament on recent violation of national sovereignty by the US over the drone attack in Balochistan, before presenting the Federal Budget 2016-17.

The upcoming budget session of the National Assembly is scheduled to start from June 3.

The lawmakers from opposition side may also raise the issue of recent drone attack in Balochistan in upcoming joint sitting of the parliament, scheduled to be held on June 2.

Although Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has submitted adjournment motions in both houses of the parliament, yet rest of the opposition may also join it to raise this crucial matter.

“All opposition parties are on the same page on this matter and soon a joint strategy will be formed to raise this matter in the parliament,” said an opposition lawmaker.

“Given that Pakistan is a key player in the ongoing quadrilateral talks and the attack was carried out on Pakistan’s sovereign soil without intimation, it is high time we discuss our foreign policy along with border controls, security and intelligence strategy,” said PPP’s senior lawmakers, in an adjournment motion, submitted in the National Assembly.

PPP in its adjournment motion in the parliament, demanded to hold discussion on the ‘security calculus in the region and implications of extending drone strikes to Balochistan’ with the killing of Taliban leader Mulla Mansour in a drone strike the other day.

The issue will alter the security calculus in the region while extending drone hits to Balochistan, already reeling under insurgency and militancy has posed new threats to national security and sovereignty, according to the adjournment motion submitted by Senator Farhatullah Babar.

Later, speaking to journalists, Farhatullah outlined what he said ‘several disturbing aspects’ of the incident.

“From the photograph of the person killed, the man resembles Mulla Mansour, but identified from the papers as Muhammad Wali, a resident of Qilla Abdullah in Balochistan with a second address in Karachi.” “Reports said he was returning from Iran raising different set of questions,” he said.

The Taliban chief’s reported killing on May 21 in Pakistan’s territory has not been confirmed by the Foreign Office of Pakistan.

“Whether the identification leads to confirmation or not, the episode still poses a number of key questions that place Pakistan in the crosshairs of a dangerous regional crisis as well as foreign policy flashpoint, where the US is openly challenging Pakistan’s lawful writ by crossing red lines to extend drone strikes to Balochistan,” noted Senator Rehman in an another adjournment motion submitted in the Senate.

“The alleged presence and status of Mulla Mansour in Pakistan’s territory is also a matter of grave concern, especially if doubts remain about the space allowed to certain elements of the Afghan Taliban, who it seems, are not amenable to the peace process so vigorously promoted by the government of Pakistan,” she added.

“The progress on Pakistan’s current land war against terrorism, needs to be urgently explained to Parliament by the foreign minister, who is currently the prime minister of Pakistan,” the Senator stated.

She said given that the US had officially “informed” the PM of Pakistan after the drone act, it is clear that the government’s claims of an improving relationship with the US are far from real or sanguine.