Kerry Lugar bill worth 'peanuts': PML-N

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Islamabad, Sep.29 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has criticized the PPP government for keeping the people of the country in the dark over the terms and conditions attached with the Kerry Lugar aid bill, and has termed the 1.5 billion dollar annual US assistance as 'peanuts'.

Interacting with media persons here, PML-N spokesman Ahsan Iqbal said the government should take parliament into confidence before accepting the conditions stated in the bill.

"If the US government took its people into confidence before giving this aid to Pakistan then why does the Pakistani government hesitate to take its parliament into confidence?" Iqbal asked.

He also come down hard on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani calling him a 'toothless' person.'

"Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani is a toothless PM, much like Shaukat Aziz. The president is running the country's affairs," The Daily Times quoted Iqbal, as saying.

Earlier, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid had also criticized the Kerry-Lugar bill terming it as an "insult to Pakistan".

"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," said PML-Q legislator Marvi Memon. (ANI)

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