End unilateral Pak-US ties: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief Nawaz Sharif has urged the federal government to end the unilateral ties with the United States and come out of what he termed ``US subservience``.

Last Updated: May 16, 2011, 01:02 AM IST

Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief Nawaz Sharif has urged the federal government to end the unilateral ties with the United States and come out of what he termed ``US subservience``.

"Unilateral ties (between the two countries) can``t (and shouldn`t) be sustained. We have to understand each other`s position. For us self-respect and dignity is more important than anything else," The Nation quoted him, as saying.

He said the Abbottabad raid, resulting in the killing of Al Qaeda chief, Osama Bin Laden, was an attack on Pakistan’s sovereignty.

He also credited his party for making the ``toothless`` resolution, drafted by the government for in-camera joint session of parliament, meaningful. Sharif highlighted that his party was instrumental in proposing an inquiry commission, stopping of drones and cutting supplies to the NATO forces in the event of continuous deadly attacks.

He said that an independent inquiry commission agreed upon, after the joint in-camera session of Pakistan parliament should be constituted without delay. He warned his party would map out its future course of action if commission``s formation was delayed unnecessarily.

Answering a question about drone attacks, Sharif said drones should not be allowed to take off from Pakistan``s airbases. He further said that all agreements, verbal or written, for drone attacks should be made public.

ANI