NWFP Assembly condemns CIA Director's comments on Pak tribal areas

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Peshawar, Apr 2 : The NWFP Assembly has taken a strong note of CIA Director Michael Hayden's recent statement terming Pakistan's tribal areas as direct threat to US. The Assembly strongly condemned Hayden's comments in a unanimous resolution passed by it.

The resolution also said that all the matters should be resolved through holding meaningful talks.

Raising a point of order, PML-N provincial chief Pir Sabir Shah diverted the attention of the House towards the statement issued by the CIA chief, and termed it as direct threat to the country as well as interference and attack on sovereignty of their country.

He said that aggressions from any foreign country would not be tolerated. "My countrymen had witnessed suicide attacks, bomb blasts and destruction only because of the dictatorial policies of the US in this region," The Nation quoted him as saying.

Provincial ex-CM Akram Khan Durrani seconded the resolution and expressed the same feelings, saying that a joint resolution should be tabled to condemn the CIA chief's statement unanimously.

Later, the parliamentary leaders of various Parties drafted the resolution and allowed the ANP leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain to move it, and was unanimously passed through which they demanded of the Federal Government to take serious note of the statement issued by the CIA chief immediately as they considered it as an interference in the affairs of an independent country.

ANI

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