Pakistan Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has warned US of Vietnam- and Cambodia-type situation in case of any ‘misadventure’. “Pakistani people have characteristics and customs like that of people in Vietnam and Cambodia.
If Trump wants Pakistan to be a graveyard of the American army, we will welcome them”. He asked Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan whether foreign minister was going to the US on his scheduled visit even after anti-Pakistan statement by Trump. “If yes, he must postpone his visit to give them a befitting response,” he opined.
The House witnessed emotional speeches on the US president’s remarks against Pakistan and maintained that it was right time to forge national unity.
The senators were of the view that Trump was totally wrong in pointing fingers at Pakistan but while rejecting his arrogance, Islamabad must also look inwardly whether time had not come for abandoning the failed policy of selective treatment of the militant groups.
Taking part in the discussion, Senator Farhatullah Babar deplored that the US was blaming Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan.
“But at the same time, we must also revisit the policy of nurturing some militant groups to advance our security and foreign policy agendas in the region,” he said.