Pakistan decides to stay away from Bonn conference

The military and political leadership of Pakistan has decided to stay away from Bonn conference after naked aggression of Nato forces on its territory. Bonn conference is scheduled to be held in December, to decide the future line of action over the current
prevailing security situation and war on terror in Afghanistan. Nato, in its severe acts of violence, killed 26 soldiers of Pakistan and left many other injured on November 25.

A quick wave of rant and rave was spread across the country immediately after the attacks and Pakistan reacted very harshly over the incident. Nato supply has already been stopped by Pakistan and it is trying to take every possible step to make sure its
security and to stop such mishaps in the future.

The political and military authorities also agreed to evacuate the solar airbase from America following the occurrence and other necessary measures are also being taken. Furthermore, Defence Committee of Cabinet meeting was also held in Lahore on November
29, which decided to boycott the Bonn meeting.

The special meeting was attended by all federal ministers including Defence Minister Ch Ahmad Mukhtar. The other participants were, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Law, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Maula Bakhsh Chandio,
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Syed Naveed Qamar, Manzoor Wattoo, Dr Asim Hussain, Samina Ghurki and members from allied parties including Pervaiz Elahi, Babar Ghori. However, minister for
Commerce and Trade Amin Faheem was not present at the occasion.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, addressing the DCC said that no compromises will be made on the sovereignty of Pakistan. He added that, “We have to do as per the aspirations of our people, keeping in view the national interests.”

Meanwhile, no apology has come out yet from Nato over the tragic happen and they have simply relied condolence. European Union chief diplomat Catherine Ashton said that, “We underline the EU’s commitment to continue its engagement with Pakistan in pursuit
of the shared goals of promoting peace, security and prosperity. Pakistan is a vital partner in the region and has an essential role to play in the resolution of the Afghan conflict.”