`Pak won’t tolerate unilateral US actions anymore`

A Pakistani parliamentary committee is reviewing the troubled relationship with the United States.

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has warned that Islamabad will not tolerate any further unilateral action by the US, like the raid that killed former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in his Abbotabad hideout.

"No unilateral action at any level, of any type. Like Abbottabad. Like what happened in Salala," The News quoted Khar, as saying.

A Pakistani parliamentary committee is reviewing the troubled relationship with the United States amid outrage over a NATO raid in November that mistakenly killed 24 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border at Salala.

Khar insisted that although the upcoming report would recognise the importance of a healthy relationship between both countries, it "will redefine what is uncompromisable for Pakistan”.

"It is the Parliament of Pakistan that must decide whether it is time for military action in one area or not," she said.

US forces had killed bin Laden in a raid in May in Abbottabad, home to Pakistan`s top military academy, without giving any advance warning over fears that Pakistan might have stopped the raid or cautioned bin Laden.

Meanwhile, the US has expressed its deep concerns over links between Pakistan`s premier spy agency the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) and some extremist organisations.

Although Washington avoided commenting on the BBC story on a leaked NATO report that linked Pakistan to the Afghan Taliban, Pentagon spokesperson Captain John F Kirby said: "We have long been concerned about ties between elements of the ISI and some extremist networks."

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta "believes the safe havens in Pakistan remain a serious problem and need to be addressed by Pakistani authorities”, Kirby added.


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