Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leader and ex-chairman of Senate Raza Rabbani questioned the lawmakers on Pakistan’s eagerness to help Afghan Taliban when they were not even recognizing the international border.
He was addressing a senate session where he asked the foreign minister about a recent event where Pakistan’s security forces were stopped from fencing.
He said to the foreign minister that he should take the parliament into confidence, on the other hand, Pakistan had not commented on that incident yet.
Pakistan started the fencing of the border in 2017, although Kabul protested on the matter. Pakistan still has completed almost 2,600km of fencing along the border.
Spokesman of Afghan Defence Minister Enayatullah Khwarazmi on Sunday said that the Taliban had stopped the Pakistani forces because they called it an “illegal” border fence.
Rabbani said that the new rulers were not even recognizing the border so why were we moving forward?
In today’s session, the leader also expressed fear on the reports of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) regrouping in Afghanistan.
He said that this could possibly fuel terrorism in Pakistan. He asked the house on what terms state was talking about a ceasefire with the banned group.
Senator Azam Nazir Tarar from PML-N spoke about the horrific lynching of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara.
He said that the incident had shaken the nation to the core. Kumara was a factory manager in Sialkot who was lynched by a mob following blasphemy allegations.
Meanwhile, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani said that a delegation of lawmakers would present a resolution passed by the Senate to his family.