Punjab, Balochistan assemblies pass resolutions against NATO
Islamabad, Dec 13 (ANI): The Punjab and Balochistan provincial assemblies passed resolutions on Monday, condemning last month's NATO attack at the Salala border post in Mohmand Agency in which 24 officers and soldiers were killed.
The treasury and opposition benches in the Punjab Assembly unanimously passed the resolution, the Daily Times reports.
The resolution said the NATO attack was unprovoked and directly against the sovereignty and independence of Pakistan.
The resolution said the House presented a high tribute to the Pakistan Army, its officers and soldiers who had sacrificed their lives for the country.
The resolution also supported decisions of the federal government, including stoppage of NATO supplies, vacation of the Shamsi airbase by the US Army and the boycott of the Bonn Conference. The resolution also showed complete solidarity with the Pakistan Army.
Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Opposition Leader Raja Riaz, PPP parliamentary leader Maj (r) Zulfiqar Gondal, PML-Q parliamentary leader Chaudhry Zaheeruddin, Makhdoom Ahmad Mehmood, Shahid Anjum and Ali Noor Niazi tabled the resolution in the Balochistan House.
Condemning the NATO attack, Opposition Leader Raja Riaz said that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led government in the Centre would make decisions following the will of the nation and without taking any external pressure. (ANI)
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