PML-Q says Kerry-Lugar Bill insults Pakistan

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Islamabad, Sep. 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid has termed the Kerry-Lugar economic aid bill as an "insult to Pakistan", demanding an explanation from the government on how it has accepted the language of the bill that weakens Pakistan's position on the international front.

The Daily Times quoted PML-Q legislator Marvi Memon, as saying that "asking Pakistan to cease support - including by any elements within the military or intelligence agencies - to extremist and terrorist groups" in the text of the Kerry-Lugar bill was insulting and sent a wrong message to the world.

Marvi added that the issue of nuclear monitoring is unacceptable to any patriotic Pakistani.

Since the Kerry-Lugar bill requires Pakistan to provide the US relevant information from or direct access to Pakistani nationals associated with such networks, it clearly allowed the US access to Dr AQ Khan and others, she pointed out.

She asked the government to explain whether the aid covers only the civilian projects or also includes police reforms, equipment and training. (ANI)

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