ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, in a statement following the APC and his earlier meeting with General Kiyani and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed satisfaction over both the meetings. But he said these were just the beginnings towards extricating the country from the debilitating US “war on terror” and moving towards a national holistic policy on counter terrorism.
In many ways Khan said the APC resolution was a vindication of the PTI position demanding “give peace a chance” and the suggested PTI policy of extricating from US War on Terror, dialogue, truth and reconciliation.
The clear and strong language used to convey Pakistan’s opposition to drones and to the negative fallout of the US militaristic approach to combating terrorism in this region are good beginnings to move Pakistan to a clearer direction of formulating a cohesive counter terrorism policy, Khan stated.
Taking the drone issue to the UNSC must also be seen as one of many policy options to counter this illegal US action against Pakistani territory and its people, Khan added.
Imran Khan also said he was satisfied with his earlier meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and General Kiyani and Chief Minister KPK Pervez Khattak, will also present where he conveyed his views to them especially about the mistake of sending the Pakistan military into FATA. Chairman Imran Khan informed that he got answered to a number of queries he had raised at this meeting.
Khan concluded that he hoped there would now be swift drawing up of a comprehensive counter terrorism policy and strategy and the establishment of a dedicated institutional structure to operationalise the same.