PESHAWAR/KOHAT, Nov 26: The leaders of various political parties on Saturday widely condemned the killing of Pakistani troops in an attack by Nato forces in Mohmand Agency and urged the government to dissociate itself from the US-led alliance at the earliest.
Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said, in a statement issued here, that the attack on checkpost by the Nato forces was not pardonable act. He termed it an insane and immoral brutality.
Mr Khan said that such attacks reflected the hollowness and counter-productivity of country’s involvement in the aimless war against terrorism. “Already, Pakistan has sacrificed 40,000 people and an equal number of people have been maimed.
Pakistan has also incurred a loss of over $75 billion in the bargain, yet it is being incessantly targeted by the forces of its so-called ally,” he said.
MNA Khawaja Mohammad Khan Hoti also condemned attack by Nato forces on the checkpost. “It is a direct attack on the sovereignty and integrity of the country” he added.
Talking to political activists at his residence in Hayatabad, he said that government should not remain silent on this tragic incident. The US should not consider Pakistan as Afghanistan or Iraq, he said.
He said that parliament and all parities conference had unanimously passed resolutions against the war against terrorism but the government was yet to implement them.
He asked all political parties to take firm stance against US drone attacks inside Pakistan.
He called for immediate implementation of resolution unanimously adopted by the parliament.
Jamaat-i-Islami deputy chief Sirajul Haq also condemned the killing of troops by Nato forces and urged the government to take serious notice of the bloody incident.
Awami National Party provincial chief Senator Afrasiab Khattak termed the attack terrorism by Nato forces. He paid rich tributes to the troops, who sacrificed their lives for the protection of the country and condemned the US-led Nato forces for the attack.
Pakistan People’s Party-Sherpao chief Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Senior Minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour also condemned the attack.
Meanwhile, Kohat chapter of ANP will stage a protest rally against the Nato attack on Sunday. ANP local leader Syed Saeed Shah Bokhari said that the violation of the sovereignty of Pakistan had become habit of the Nato and Afghan forces that could not be tolerated.
He said that they would start from Martyrs Square at 11am and culminate at Shah Faisal Gate. He appealed to people to participate in the rally.
The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl has also strongly condemned the attack.
JUI spokesman Abdul Jalil Jan said that his party, during a meeting, expressed grave concern over the frequent attacks by Nato forces. Meanwhile, the tribesmen in North Waziristan Agency held a rally against the attack and strongly condemned the killing of Pakistanis by Nato forces. They asked the government to stop Nato supplies to Afghanistan and take action against the drone attacks.