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Published Date: May 12, 2011

SDPI calls for tripartite inquiry commission to fix responsibility of security failure

agencies need to raise level of tolerance for criticism; change criteria to
declare any citizen ‘anti state’

The government should
initiate a tripartite inquiry commission involving higher judiciary,
parliamentarians representing all parties and military officials
to fix
responsibility of security failure that facilitated U.S. military operation in

The Sustainable
Development Policy Institute (SDPI), country’s independent think tank in a
policy statement issued here Thursday demanded that the government should
immediately invite all parties’ conference and express political will to
respond to the situation according to the aspirations of the people instead of
the military dictated stereo type statements.

“The government
should reconsider all secret agreements of Musharraf government with the U.S.
The government should not defend the agencies saying they are in their control.
No one can buy this claim by the government as people know that the government
has no control over foreign and defense related matters as even the military
directly deals with the Americans in strategic dialogue,” said the policy

The military
establishment should categorically reassess their positions and should tell the
nation a truth about what happened on May 02 and how come they did not track
down foreign aggression. They should not and cannot shift blame for their
failure on political leadership, as every one knows that who is in real power on
defense and foreign affairs, said the statement.

The SDPI policy
statement said the military should immediately fix responsibility on those who
helped Osama come to Pakistan and stay for so long in a military protected
area. Secret agencies need to raise level of tolerance for criticism and change
their criteria to declare any citizen ‘anti state’ as the officials of agencies
are not the only ‘patriot’.

Secret agencies
should focus on state security issues instead of meddling in politics and
influencing agenda setting of media to defend even their failures at the cost
of the people’s Right to Know’, added the statement.

Generally media has
played a vital role in informing the people about the post Osama operation
situation but at times a few TV anchors did try to confuse the people by their
hypothetical work.

SDPI appealed to
common people and those with religious groups that they should separate
religion from terrorism of al-Qaeda as Islam does not allow killing innocent
people. By portraying Osama as hero, one may badly inflict the cause of Muslims
and provide opportunity to the U.S. to target Muslims and Islam across the