BY TARIQ KHAN
ISLAMABAD: A joint session of the Parliament for approving new rules of engagement with the US and on resumption of Nato supplies has been called on March 20.
The government, on military leadership’s demand, has also formed a committee to bring the opposition on the same page over recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS).
The eagerly awaited session of the parliament particularly by the coalition forces of Pakistan in the “war against terror” will linger over three days.
The PCNS’s recommendations, on reviewing ties with the US and the Nato in the aftermath of Nov 16 attack on Pakistani check posts in Salala, will be tabled in the session.
Earlier on Wednesday, a high level meeting of military and political leadership decided that the PCNS would be fully authorised to take a decision about restoration or otherwise of the supplies for Isaf forces in Afghanistan.
The committee would recommend to the government to secure ‘better’ terms for reopening the supply routes. It is expected that the government will restore the supplies, but after levying transportation charges on vehicles and goods.
The parliamentary committee is reported to have prepared a series of recommendations on Pakistan-US relations and related issues, including Nato supplies, memo scandal and the issue of Balochistan.