RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Association and politicians on Sunday held the ‘Defence of Pakistan Conference’ at a local hotel and discussed the security challenges confronting Pakistan.
The participants unanimously demanded that the United States stop drone attacks in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, and that the Pakistani government should prefer dialogue to a military operation in Swat. Former Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt General (r) Hameed Gul, former army chief General (r) Aslam Baig, former chief justice of Pakistan Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui, Justice (r) Wajihuddin, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Samiul Haq, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ahsan Iqbal, Tehreek-e-Istaqlal’s Syed Ghous Ali Shah, and others attended the conference.
The speakers urged the government to reinstate the sacked judges including sacked chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. They urged the government to devise a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute in line with the United Nation resolution. The speakers emphasised the stability of the government to overcome the security challenges. They also urged the government to trace the missing persons immediately. They also highlighted the importance of parliament’s supremacy. imran asghar