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Peace should be maintained in the region: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said that Pakistan and India being atomic powers had no option but to maintain peace in the region.

Addressing a press conference after holding a meeting with Prime Minster Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here, he said that the future of the South Asian people is attached with the peaceful relation between India and Pakistan; however, he urged the both Pakistani and Indian government not to come under pressure and maintain peace even in the worst situation.

He said that there is no difference between military and political leadership on the issues of national security saying that every body knows that the country is undergoing form a critical time which demands that all decision should be taken with consensus.

He said that PML-N had already rendered its unconditional support to the government but he emphasized that National Security Conference (NSC) must be meaningful and also made it clear that PML-N senior leadership would participate in NSC.

PML-N leader said that he informed the Prime Minister regarding his party’s stance over national security and offered him unconditional support as well adding PML-N believes that Pakistan is an atomic power and no one should be allowed to interfere in the country’ affairs; however, he also demanded of the government to devise a national policy and stand by with it.

He said that all political forces condemned Mumbai attacks but even then Indian government has some proof regarding involvement of any Pakistani then it should hand over to the government instead of intensifying the situation by blaming the country through media trail.

He warned India not to blame Pakistan as it is a collective approach of all Pakistanis including the government and opposition that the country would never be made a puppet of any one for destabilizing any country. To a question, he said that PML-N would not believe in politics of point scoring rather it wanted to strengthen the government on the issues of the national security.

When asked, PML-N leader said that in view of US secretary of state Condo Lisa Rice’ statement, it could be got that US wanted to normalize Indo-Pak relation. He regretted over Karachi incidents as international community even did not condemned it.-SANA