PESHAWAR: In retaliation to Thursday’s US missile strike in Pakistani tribal area that killed Taliban chief and derailed government’s planned peace talks with militants, a resolution is likely to be tabled in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly, media reported.
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.
Pakistani’s Foreign Office on Saturday summoned US ambassador Richard Olson and denounced the killing, saying that it has “derailed planned peace talks”.
Imran Khan, whose Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf rules the KPK, has vowed to block US supply lines into Afghanistan in response to the US attack. He is also likely to table a resolution in today’s National Assembly session against US missile strikes.
The PTI leadership has had coalition parties’ support for the resolution to halt the supply route which the PMLN-led government is unlikely to close, sources said.
Separately, 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.