Posts tagged as: PCNS

Raza Rabbani urges supremacy of parliament

Senator Raza Rabbani on Saturday emphasized the need of consultations between the parliament and the army, adding that the final decision should be taken by the former. Raza Rabbani, who is also chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS), while speaking to the Youth Parliament said, “The parliament made a good initiative, army […]

US-Pak sign new accord on NATO supply-line

Pakistan has inked an agreement with the United States on arrangements for NATO supplies, replacing the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in place since 2004. Earlier, Islamabad agreed to resume land route for allied forces battling in Afghanistan after closing them for seven months in protest at a botched US airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani […]

Cabinet approves MoU on new terms of engagement with United States

In what appeared to be another positive step, Federal Cabinet on Wednesday approved singing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States (US) on new terms of engagement and resumption of Ground Line of Communications (GLoC). Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira briefing the media said the decision was taken in line with the guidelines […]

Pakistan to resist US pressure on resumption of NATO supplies

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed not to succumb any international pressure to open land route for NATO forces, saying that the government wants to re-examine its ties with the United States on basis of equality. Speaking to the media, the premier said that they would take all decision in the national interest on […]

Islamabad condemns drone attacks inside Pakistani territory

Terming them illegal and violation of Pakistani sovereignty, Islamabad strongly condemned the US drone attacks on its territory. The deadlock between the United States and Pakistan, the two strategic allies, over the strikes remains unresolved. In very recent three days, three drone strikes carried out on suspected insurgents killed 27 people in Pakistan’s tribal areas. […]

NATO supplies will not restore: Fazlur Rehman

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman has asserted that land route for NATO forces will not be restored, saying that rumors regarding any such move are completely baseless. Speaking to a party-jirga, the JUI-F chief stated that the joint resolution of parliament and recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) have redefined Pakistan’s […]

A test of Pakistan’s diplomacy

Turkey, the close friend of Pakistan and important ally of NATO forces, desperately wants the land route for allied forces battling in Afghanistan to be resumed. However, the hype created by the establishment, opposition and a section of media after the highly condemnable Salala check-post attack is standing in the way to resumption of supply-line. […]

As expected the decision is coming out…

Pakistan has been holding out on resuming NATO’s supplies until an unconditional apology was given for the Salala attack. However, no one knows it would take us to change our minds after being refused an invitation to a NATO summit in Chicago. The decision to allow the allied forces the use of the land route […]

No decision about resumption of NATO supplies: says Kaira

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said that meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) concluded inconclusive, adding that final decision regarding resumption of NATO supply-line will be taken after further consultations. Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani chaired a high-level meeting to review Pakistan’s ailed relations with the United States […]

Pakistani legislators proposes highest civil award for Manto

Although it is quite late, it is a welcoming move on behalf of the Pakistani politicians to propose an award for Saadat Hasan Manto, the great story-writer and literary figure of Sub-continent. In order to acknowledge the services and literary work of Manto, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Mian Raza Rabbani requested President Asif Ali […]

Pakistan asks US to share information about Ayman al-Zawahiri

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Monday asked the United States (US) to share intelligence information with Pakistan on presence of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in Pakistan. The Foreign Minister while speaking to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) in response to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement in India said that there was […]

US unmanned aircraft kills 10 in North Waziristan

Despite Pakistan registered its protest against spying drone attacks, an unmanned American aircraft fired missiles on a house in Darre-e-Nishtar, in North Waziristan, the tribal area of Pakistan. At least ten people were killed and several others injured in the pre-dawn attack while the death toll is also expected to rise, the report added. According […]


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