Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday opposed the plan of military offensive in North Waziristan, saying it would further deteriorate the law and order situation in the country.
Speaking on floor of the house, senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) said that the government wants to launch military operation in North Waziristan but Maulvi Fazlullah, who was behind the attack on Malala Yousufzai, is hiding in Afghanistan.
He stated that it would be a foolishness to launch operation in North Waziristan, adding that no single party could take a decision for military action in the tribal area.
The opposition leader also said that attack on Malala was a wake call and the opposition would support the government if it seriously wanted to bring in real policy to root out the militancy from the country.
He noted, “We will have to review situation in the areas where military action was taken earlier.”
Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan also said that as to where was government’s writ when the PTI’s rally was stopped from entering South Waziristan.
He also criticized the government for its weekly revision of petroleum prices and said that the government ridiculed the parliamentary resolution by increasing petroleum prices a day after it was passed.
In his view, the military offensive has to be reviewed in this perspective that what the situations are now in place where earlier operation was conducted.
He asked the government to present the report relating to implementation on the already approved resolutions, adding that the government has turned this House into a graveyard of unanimous resolutions and now any more resolution would have no meaning.
The leader of the opposition said that whatever decision the government takes in national interest would be supported on the condition of sincerity.
He said the fact remains that one political party wanted to go to South Waziristan, but was not allowed.