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Pakistan must cut off ties with Afghan rebels: MP

Pakistan must cut off ties with Afghan rebels: MP

Apr 18, 2014 - 18:16

ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A senior opposition leader in the Senate on Friday said Pakistaninfo-icon must break links with Afghan insurgents if Islamabad had to adhere to Article 40 of the Constitution.

Taking part in a debate on a motion on foreign policy, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senator Farhatullah Babar told the upper house the basis of foreign policy formulation was laid out in the article.

“”If we have to adhere to this Article we must break alleged links with any Afghan insurgents and stop the ability of Afghan fighters to seek refuge in Pakistan.”

He said the military establishment had been leading the foreign policy formulation without any accountability. “Duplicity in policy making is too obvious.”

Another senator Afrasiyab Khattak said the security situation in neighbouring Afghanistaninfo-icon was fragile and Pakistan had to quickly frame its policy keeping in view fluid developments in the region.

PANinfo-icon Monitoring/rm/ma

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