Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home International

Pakistan sends notice to US to vacate airbase

Wednesday November 30, 2011 03:33:31 PM, IANS

Related Article

Angry Pakistan rejects NATO regret, says it's not enough

An incensed Pakistan Monday refused to accept NATO's regret over the airstrike that killed its 25 soldiers, an incident China described as shocking as it called for respecting Pakistan's 

NATO supply through Pakistan permanently stopped: Minister

Islamabad: Pakistan has sent a notice to the US to vacate the Shamsi airbase that is used to launch drone attacks, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said, adding that time had come to review its relations with that country.

Khar said Tuesday that in line with the decisions of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet, a notice has been sent to the US for vacating the Shamsi airbase in Balochistan province within 15 days, reported Associated Press of Pakistan.

Describing Saturday's NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers as a breach of Pakistan's sovereignty, the foreign minister said: "Time has come to review our relations."

Khar told PTV that Pakistan's positive cooperation must be recognised at international level and should not be taken as its weakness.

Khar stressed that the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected at all cost.

She added the country would not tolerate such incidents in future.

"We don't want any aid or assistance, but we want to live with dignity and honour," she was quoted as saying.

To a query, the foreign minister said: "It is up to Pakistan's political forces to evolve future strategy, keeping in view the current situation."

"It is for the first time that the decision to halt NATO supply was taken at the highest level," she said, adding: "We cannot sacrifice our national interests."

This year has seen a significant deterioration in the US-Pakistan ties. In February, Raymond Davis, an undercover CIA agent, was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore for killing two Pakistani nationals. Then Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed May 2 by US commandos who swooped into Abbottabad without tipping off the Pakistani military.

Earlier this month, a secret memo to Washington said that President Asif Ali Zardari had feared a military coup, leading to Husain Haqqani stepping down as US envoy. Even before the dust could settle down, the major NATO attack on two Pakistani checkposts worsened the ties.








Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS







Top Stories

PM firm on FDI decision, says it is pro-people

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the government's decision to allow foreign equity in retail was not taken in haste but after a careful thought to how it would benefit the common man in India.  

Consensus on retail FDI eludes all-party meet, parliament adjourned

Stop politicising FDI in retail, look for bigger benefits: CII


  Most Read

Its about corruption in Malegaon... Please ignore

This is the latest news from Malegaon. No, not about terrorist attacks and bomb blasts. Not even of communal riots. The headline which is hitting the local newspapers since last few days is this. The Anti Corruption  

Six Indians among top 100 global thinkers

Social activist Anna Hazare, software czar Azim Premji and four other Indians have been named in the US-based Foreign Policy magazine's list of the top 100 global thinkers for 2011. Economist Abhijit Banerjee, writer-activist Arundhati Roy, researcher Deepa Narayan and scholar Arvind Subramanian are the other Indians in the 


  News Pick

British embassy in Tehran stormed, flag pulled down

A group of Iranian protesters Tuesday broke into the British embassy compound in Tehran and pulled down the British flag, witnesses said. Raisi 

Iran regrets protests at British embassy

300 years of British newspapers put online

Around 65 million newspaper articles over the last 300 years were put online Tuesday in a new archive by the British Library. The "British Newspaper Archive", made up of four million pages, contains articles from local 

Petrol costlier in India than in neighbours, US

Petrol costs more in India when compared to neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and is even dearer than what is charged in the US 


Picture of the Day

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Emeritus Senior Minister, Mr. Goh Chok Tong, unveiled the bust and the Marker of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, at Asian Civilizations Museum, in Singapore on November 20, 2011.

(Photo: M. Asokan )



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes










Contact us





    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.