Terming the issuance of summons to the ISI chief by a US court sensitive matter, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said that the decision pertaining to it would be taken after mutual consultation.
Responding to remarks of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Premier Gilani said, “I will not give any statement on this issue today. It’s a sensitive matter. No one can send the ISI official to the US court if ISI itself is not willing to go.” The Government is as sensitive to the issue as the other political leadership of the country are, he added.
Talking about the law and order situation in Balochistan and the handling of Shah Zain Bugti by the security agencies, the Prime Minister said that the security agencies should not go beyond their limits and he assured the House that he would talk to Interior Minister Rehman Malik who would take the House into confidence on the issue. However, he added that the matter was a provincial subject.
The Prime Minister said the foreign elements were interfering in Balochistan and the Parliament would have to collectively draw a strategy to handle it. He also assured the House that the Government would take the House into confidence on the summons issued to ISI and Balochistan issues.
The Premier also responded to JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Reham’s remarks, who earlier on the floor of the House alleged that the Government was working on US’ dictations and opposed the military operation in the North Waziristan.