Pakistan not to take part in any US-led probe into Nato attack
Pakistan has reportedly declined from taking part in a US-led inquiry into the unprovoked, planned and deliberate naked aggression by NATO helicopters on two Pakistan border outposts near Afghanistan that killed 24 Pakistan troops and left 13 others injured.
Pentagon had offered Pakistan to join hands in the probe into November 26 Nato air strikes on Pakistani border posts, but the fumed authorities in Islamabad have declined to do so. This was revealed by the Pentagon press secretary George Little.
“They have elected to date not to participate, but we would welcome their participation,” said Pentagon press secretary George Little.
A Pakistan security official, on condition of anonymity, told the media reporters that they are yet to send a formal reply to America’s offer to cooperate in the probe, however he confirmed that Pakistan did not have any intentions of taking part in any
“Officially our response has yet to come, but we will not participate in the investigation because there was no outcome from the two previous inquiries and we feel that third inquiry will be the same, so there’s no purpose,” said a source in Islamabad.
Pakistan claims that the NATO attacks of same kind in 2008 and 2010 were poorly investigated.
Pentagon was already expecting a big NO from Pakistan, given the outrage and fury prevailing in the top authorities as well as the citizens of the victim country.
In the aftermath of the blatant assault on Pakistan checkpoints, the Defence
Coordination Committee of Pakistan ordered to close all the supply routes of NATO from its territory. The DCC also gave US a deadline of 15 days to vacate the Shamsi airbase, widely understood to have been used by CIA for drone attacks on Taliban and
Al-Qaeda commanders in the troubled areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In a protest to the Nato aggression on Pakistan troops, the Federal Cabinet Committee on foreign affairs and security also decided to boycott next week’s Bonn conference on Pakistan and is stern on its stance despite requests from several international leaders,
including Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The latest decision of Pakistan, to not cooperate in any US-led probe into the incident, could further exacerbate the tensions between Islamabad and Washington, that have been widening with every passing day since the November 26 Nato and ISAF incursion.