South Asian News Agency
Published Date: May 17, 2011
IT IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE WEAKNESSES AFTER ABBOTTABAD INCIDENT: MASOOD
Security and Defence Analyst Lt. General (Retd) Talat Masood has said that it is a golden opportunity to expose our weaknesses after the Abbottabad incident and to recover from our crisis.
He was addressing a seminar on”War on Terror: Post Osama Regime” arranged by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad here on Monday.
He said we first get credibility with our own people and then the international community would acknowledge our deeds. He urged for the strengthening of the democratic institutions and should discover the truth about this incident. He said we do not have much time and should make genuine efforts to strengthen our country.
He said we must continue to attack the terrorist groups and should purge them from our soil who are a constant threat for us.
Former ambassador Tariq Fatemi said that Abbotabad incident has isolated us and it was a deeply humiliation and confusion for our people. He said this incident has brought our relations with the United States on a cross road which need to be brought under control. He urged that we must act as a responsible state to every situation.
Chairman Department of Defence and Security Studies Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad Dr. Riffat Hussain praised the Parliament’s unanimous resolution as timely and reflective of the national aspiration. He said Pakistanis offered thirty five thousand sacrifices including their armed services which the world must recognize.