PML-N asks Pak govt to review policy on the war against terror

Last Updated: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 23:36

Lahore: Pakistan`s main opposition PML-N
on Friday asked the government to review its policy on the war
against terrorism, saying it is resulting in the killing of
innocent people.

"It would be better for us to withdraw our support to
the US`s war on terror policy as hundreds of innocent
Pakistanis are losing their lives," said PML-N parliamentarian
Saad Rafiq, a close aide of party chief Nawaz Sharif.
Rafiq said Pakistan has suffered irreparable losses,
in both human and financial terms, due to its support for the
war on terror.

"We need to find a political solution to this problem.
Our government and the army need to frame a consensus policy
after taking all stakeholders on board," he said.

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), which is
considered close to right-wing religious parties, has never
openly backed the ruling Pakistan People`s Party-led
government`s war on terror.
"The PPP government`s policy for the war on terror is
a continuation of the policy of (former military ruler Pervez)
Musharraf and needs to be immediate reviewed," Rafiq said.

Political parties recently criticised the PML-N after
senior party leader and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah met
and travelled with leaders of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba
Pakistan group while campaigning for by-polls in Jhang

"The PML-N should stop patronising banned outfits as
it will harm the federal government`s policy for the war on
terror," Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said.


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First Published: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 23:36

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