Islamabad (September 28, 2017): The National Assembly Committee on Interior asked the Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif to explain why he has given controversial statement regarding the banned outfits.
The NA committee meeting, presided over by chairman Khusro Pervez, taking the serious notice of foreign minister statement regarding banned organizations and Haqqani network summoned him for explanation of the statement.
” Kh. Asif statement has further increased the plight of Pakistan on international level. When our foreign minister was given country’s anti-foreign policy statement then there is no need of enemy,” committee members said.
Chairman committee has also asked the foreign secretary to brief the committee over the new US policy to South Asia particularly Pakistan.
Committee has also condemned the hanging of banners against the Pakistan solidarity and sovereignty in Switzerland, Geneva.
A day ago Foreign Minister Minister Khawaja Asif has said that Pakistan should not be blamed for Haqqani Network, Hafiz Saeed and other militant outfits, in fact they were ‘blue eyed’ of the United States a few decade ago.
Speaking at Asia Society seminar in New York, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said these people had been invited in the ‘White House.’ He said “Don’t blame us for the Haqqanis and don’t blame us for the Hafiz Saeed. These were the people who were your darlings just 20 to 30 years back.”
Asif said, “It is very easy to say Pakistan is floating the Haqqanis and Hafiz Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba. They are liabilities. I accept that they are liabilities, but give us time to get rid of them because we don’t have the assets to match these liabilities and you are increasing them further.”