Islamabad (August 30, 2017): The National Assembly has passed the resolution against the US president Donald Trump and top US General in Afghanistan John W. Nicholson’s hostile and disgruntled statement regarding Pakistan in which he alleged Pakistan was harboring terrorists .
During the session, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif read out the resolution, which was earlier passed unanimously by the lower house.
The resolution categorically rejected Gen Nicolson’s claims regarding the existence of the Taliban Executive Council (shura) in Peshawar and Quetta.
The lower house also disapproved of the “unacceptable targeting of Pakistan” by Trump in his speech while he announced Washington’s new South Asia policy.
The resolution, rejecting Trump’s claim that billions of dollars in aid have been spent on Pakistan, stated that Pakistan’s economy has suffered a loss of more than $123 billion. The resolution also denounced the “disregard of the immense sacrifices” made by Pakistan in the war on terror.
The lower house condemned Washington’s call for increased Indian involvement in Afghanistan due to its known support to terrorists and destabilizing policies in the region”.
“The call for an Indian role in Afghanistan’s development as detrimental to regional stability,” NA resolution said adding that it was premised on a “failure to understand existing ground realities and challenges in the region.”
It also expressed concerns over the increasing IS interference in Afghanistan and demanded the Afghan government to take stern action against IS terrorists and dismantling their hideouts.
Reiterating Pakistan’s support for India-held Kashmir’s (IHK) struggle for self-determination, the lower house condemned the “oppression” of the people of IHK by the Indian state.
Lower House suggested that: Suspension of cooperation with the US, specifically the provision of ground and air lines of communication through Pakistan. Draw and inform the US of a blueprint for the dignified return of all Afghan refugees.