ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has asked NATO forces not to challenge the sovereignty of Pakistan by saying that no foreign interference would be tolerated at Pakistan’s borders areas. The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to visiting French Chief of Staff Committee, Admiral Edward Gillard and in a telephonic conversation with the Prime Minister of Poland.
The Prime Minister during the talks emphasized that effective steps are being taken to eradicate the scourge of terrorism, as Pakistan is an important ally in war on terror. According to sources, ambit of issues ranging from provision of necessary requirements for Pakistan’s peaceful nuclear Programme and issues pertaining to further improve defence relations between Pakistan and France were discussed during the meeting with French Chief of Staff Committee.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on the occasion asked the NATO forces not to challenge Pakistan’s sovereignty and if they should share any information if they have. The Prime Minister further said that only Pakistani forces can take action inside its territories. French Chief of Staff Committee, Admiral Edward Gillard during the meeting assured Yousaf Raza Gilani of France support for the integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan and the defence relations between the two countries would be further enhanced.
The French Chief of Staff Committee on the occasion delivered a message of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to the Prime Minister. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister telephoned Polish Prime Minister and assured him the early recovery of kidnapped Polish Engineer.
The Prime Minister informed his Polish counterpart about steps taken by the government to recover the Polish Engineer and assured him that the security for foreigners has been intensified. Yousaf Raza Gilani during the talks said that Pakistan wants to further cement relations with Poland.-ONLINE