Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pakistan decides to keep NATO supply line closed

The Defence Cabinet Committee (DCC), which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, while reviewing the Norht Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) inquiry report into the November 26 attack on a border check post, has decided to keep NATO supply route closed, Express News reported on Saturday. 
Gilani said that decisions taken by the DCC had guided the country in grave circumstances into safeguarding the interests of Pakistan. He said that democracy provided an avenue which allowed a consensus to be forged on the on the national interests of Pakistan.
Calling the armed forces a pillar of the nation’s strength and resilience, the Premier said that the country’s sovereignty was not negotiable and would reject any approach that would undermine the national honour and dignity.
“A full review of the terms of cooperation with US, NATO, ISAF was in process,” the Premier said, adding the decisions in this regard, including a review of the inquiry report of the attack, will be taken in line with aspirations of the people.

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