KARACHI/LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) submitted three separate resolutions, condemning US missile strikes, to Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, media reported Monday.
PTI chief Imran Khan, whose party rules the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has vowed to block US supply lines into Afghanistan in response to Thursday’s US missile strikes that killed chief of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Hakimullah Mehsud and ‘derailed’ government’s talks with the militants.
The PTI is likely to table a similar resolution in today’s National Assembly session. His party has planned to present another resolution in KPK assembly, calling for closure of NATO supply line crossing through the province.
“The NATO supply line to Afghanistan should be blocked till an end to missile strikes inside Pakistani tribal areas. The attacks are aimed at sabotaging peace efforts of Pakistani government,” stated the resolution submitted to the Punjab Assembly secretariat today.
The resolution, filed to the KPK assembly secretariat by JUI-F’s Lutf Urrehman, condemned US missile strikes in Pakistan and called for closure of the NATO supply line.
The KPK Chief Minister Parvez Khattak has called a meeting of his cabinet to review the security situation in the province, the aftermaths of US attack and the future of peace talks.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also convened the federal cabinet to review the core issues in Islamabad today. He will also hold consultation with army chief General Ashraf Pervez Kayani.
Mehsud, along with at least four other militants, was killed when a US drone targeted his car in the North Waziristan. He was one of the most wanted and feared men in Pakistan with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, leading an insurgency from the Taliban stronghold.