ISLAMABAD: The Opposition in the National Assembly appeared divided on Tuesday over what should be Pakistan’s response to the US missile strike that killed Taliban chief in North Waziristan, media reported.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a major opposition party in lower house of the Parliament, the Awami National Party (ANP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have opposed the blockage of NATO supply to Afghanistan.
However, other opposition parties, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Sheikh Rasheed’s Awami Muslim League (AML) and the Jamaat-e-Islam are demanding that the transit route through Pakistan be cut in response to the missile strike.
The decisions emerged at a meeting attended by parliamentary leaders of opposition parties wherein the PPP, ANP and MQM leaders were of the view that the government should carry on the negotiation process without blocking the NATO supply.
The meeting will also be held tomorrow (Wednesday).
Pakistan denounced the killing of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief, saying that “it derailed planned peace talks with militants.”
Some Pakistani politicians have demanded that transit routes through Pakistan, used to supply NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, be cut in response