Whole nation on one page against US President tirade: Asif

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif Monday said the whole nation was one page against the statement given by US President Donald Trump about Pakistan.

Speaking at the meeting of Senate Special Committee constituted to discuss the US president’s recent statement.

Fe minister said meeting of the National Security Council would be held on Wednesday to discuss the issue in detail.

The Senate Special Committee met here at the Parliament House with Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani in the Chair.

The foreign minister hailed the initiative taken by the Senate chairman to discuss the issue thoroughly.

The draft resolution finalized by the Senate Committee could be discussed in the joint session of the parliament as the National Assembly could not make any change in it, he added.

He said that keeping in view the draft of the Senate Committee, a resolution would also be brought in the National Assembly.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed appreciated the step taken by the Senate chairman to discuss situation emerged after the US president’s statement.

He said that the committee was assigned to finalize a draft in four days but the task had been accomplished within few hours.

He said the parliament was working as per the aspirations of the people on all the important issues confronted to the country.

Senator Farhatullah Babar said the Senate should adopt a resolution while the National Assembly should adopt its own resolution.

“There is no harm if the National Assembly adopts the Senate resolution, but they should bring their our own resolution,” he added.

The foreign minister endorsed the idea of Senator Farhatullah. AP

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Story first published: 28th August 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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