PM announces to convene APC on opposition call.. ..
... Calling APC for current situation in pakistan... wont help a bit in my opinion....
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government is ready to convene an all parties’ conference in connection with ongoing military offensive against militants in Swat.
Speaking at the lower house here on Monday, the prime minister said: “I respect the objections raised by some members of the assembly for not taking them into confidence about Swat operation.”
“I agree with the suggestion of Opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan about convening an all parties’ conference on this issue,” he said.
Earlier, speaking at the National Assembly session, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that “We are losing ground in Balochistan but we fully back the military operation in the northern areas of the country.
He said that the government writ has been challenged in Swat. However, he said, the government is pursuing a unilateral policy and called for sharing of realities and facts with the nation.
“We were unaware of the peace deal in Swat and we were also kept in dark about waging of war,” Ch. Nisar complained.
The Prime Minister offered the parliamentary leader to arrange an in-camera briefing from the law enforcement agencies. But Nisar Ali Khan backed the idea to call an APC, which was accepted by the prime minister.
Gilani further said that it was imperative for the government to restore its writ in Swat after militants violated the peace agreement. He said that terrorists want to destabilize the country on foreign agenda.
Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman staged a walkout from National Assembly against the Swat offensive. He, however, ended his protest after the prime minister announced to call an APC