ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday that in line with the decisions of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet, a notice has been sent to the United States for vacating the Shamsi airbase within 15 days.
Terming the Nato/Isaf attack on border posts in Mohmand Agency as the breach of Pakistan's sovereignty and violation of international law, the Foreign Minister said, “time has come to review our relations.”
Talking to PTV, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan has supported the international community in the war against terrorism and has rendered great sacrifices.
She said Pakistan's positive cooperation must be recognized at international level and should not be taken as its weakness.
The minister said Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected at all cost.
She categorically stated that the nation and the government would not tolerate such incidents in future. “We don't want any aid or assistance, but we want to live with dignity and honour.”
Khar said Pakistan wants complete clarity from the international community about its sovereignty.
She said that Pakistan's attitude towards the international community has been positive and it wanted to move forward with honour and dignity.
“It is up to Pakistan's political forces to evolve future strategy, keeping in view the current situation,” said the minister.
“It is for the first time that the decision to halt Nato supply was taken at the highest level,” she said.
The foreign minister said the government's focus was on preserving the national interests, adding, “We cannot sacrifice our national interests.”