Shahbaz Sharif Secret Party Meeting to Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has wished for a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani before holding the All Parties Conference (APC) to know about Pakistan’s understanding with the United States on the issue of drone strikes and counter-terrorism.
“I again want to put forward my request for a closed door meeting (with Sharif and Kayani) to ascertain all the facts before a more public APC is held to formulate a holistic counter terror policy premised on facts, and not mere political rhetoric once again,” Khan said in a statement on Thursday.
Khan said that it was imperative for the present government to inform the political leaders about the nature of their understanding with the US.
“Is the IMF package part of the understanding with Pakistan in the War on Terror?” Khan asked.
He said that the people also wanted to know whether the military was on the same page as the civilian leadership, because no dialogue on counter terrorism can proceed successfully without this clarification.
“It is essential to know why the Interior Minister was ‘shocked’ to make this discovery. I therefore request for a closed door meeting to precede any APC,” Khan said.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali stated last month that the entire security apparatus along with security agencies had failed to curb terrorism in Balochistan.[dailymotion x1znqfw]