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Cabinet meeting discusses Nato attack Updated 2 days ago 4
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of PM Gilani is underway at the Punjab Governor House to discuss the Nato attack and energy crisis in the country, Geo News reported Tuesday.
The meeting assumed importance in the wake of Nato attack in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed.
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is expected to brief the cabinet about protests lodged by Pakistan on the international forum in regards to the Nato attack.
Prime Minister Gilani is also expected to take the federal ministers into confidence over the decisions made by the Defence Committee of Cabinet.
Pakistan not to participate in Bonn Conference Updated 2 days ago 55
LAHORE: Pakistan will boycott an international conference on Afghanistan's future in Bonn next week to protest against a Nato cross-border attack that killed two dozen soldiers, Geo News reported Tuesday.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, while chairing the Cabinet meeting, announced to summon a joint session of the parliament after the recommendations of the parliamentary committee on National Security to discuss Mohmand Agency incident and the controversial memo affair.
Foreign ministers belonging to more than 90 countries are expected to attend the Bonn Conference that is believed to take up sensitive and thorny issues regarding the withdrawal of occupying forces for the war torn country and entering into dialogue with the Taliban.
The Cabinet agreed that unilateral actions like Abbottabad incident and last Saturday in Mohmand Agency were "not acceptable".
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar briefed the Cabinet about the incident and described the ongoing diplomatic efforts to highlight the violation of Pakistan's territorial sovereignty, which is also a violation of the international law.
The Cabinet extended deepest condolences to the families of those who embraced Shahadat last Saturday in Mohmand Agency
Obama not to offer formal apology to Pakistan: Report Updated 7 hours ago 53
WASHINGTON: President Obama will not offer formal condolences to Pakistan over the death of more than dozen soldiers in NATO air strikes last week, New York Times report stated.
The report stated that the White House has decided that President Obama will not offer formal condolences — at least for now —overruling State Department officials who argued for such a show of remorse to help salvage America’s relationship with Pakistan, the paper quoted administration officials.