Rabbani seeks politicians’ role for making national security policy

August 12, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Central leader of Pakistan People’s Party PPP and senator Raza Rabbani on Monday urged the federal government to avoid relying on civil and military bureaucracy for making national security policy of the country.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club. Senior PPP leader Taj Haider, Rashid Rabbani and Waqar Mehdi were also present on this occasion. Rabbani urged Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to ensure parliamentary input with inclusion of politicians in the task force constituted by the federal government to resolve issues.

He also strongly condemned Indian aggression on border, but said Pakistan government wanted peaceful solution to all problems through dialogues between the two countries.

He further said that US Secretary of State John Kerry during his recent visit to Pakistan had repeated the mantra of “do more” in sugar-coated words. He expressed concern over recent wave of terrorism in the country and blamed it on lack of national security policy.

He said PPP would not indulge in point scoring and would play constructive role on national issues. He stressed that all the political parties, military and civil leadership should be on the same page to address the national issues facing the country.

He also highlighted lack of coordination amongst security agencies and presented number of recommendations to the federal government to cope with the problems facing the country with special focus on national security.