MPs to be briefed on US airbases to end speculations: Qureshi

Staff Reporter

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday lauded Punjab’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) for swiftly arresting all the culprits behind the Lahore blast.

Speaking to media he said that terrorists keep attempting to destabilise Pakistan but they will fail in their nefarious designs. “Pakistan has learned a lot from its past experience,” Qureshi pointed out.

The foreign minister said opposition parities had been calling on the government to take them into confidence on reports about allowing the US to use Pakistan’s airbases for cross-border military action after American troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

We are going to convene a meeting of the National Assembly’s Committee on National Security on July 1 after the budget is passed today to put an end to the opposition’s speculations about the issue, he said and added opposition and treasury members have been invited to attend the session.

About the FATF action plan, the foreign minister said that checking money laundering and terror financing is vital for Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has congratulated the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for exposing the elements involved in destabilizing Pakistan.

In a statement on Tuesday, regarding the progress made in the investigation of Lahore blast, he said our intelligence agencies, Punjab Counter Terrorism Department and police have conducted a scientific investigation deeply and arrested responsible.

Expressing concern over the support of anti-state agencies behind the blast, he said the anti-terror financing investigating agencies should conduct a thorough inquiry exposing elements involved financial resources for such operations.

Previous articleMasood urges UN to probe Indian brutalities against children in IIOJK
Next articleIRSA slashes provinces’ water share by 5pc