Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday took Parliamentary Committee on the National Security on board over the cabinet measures taken in the wake of Nato attack on Pakistani checkposts that killed at least 24 soldiers.
Committee Chairman Senator Raza Rabbani was presiding over the special meeting, attended by DG Military Operations Major General Ashfaq Nadeem, Interior Ministre Rehman Malik, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan and others.
The prime minister briefed the meeting on cabinet measures. He told the meeting that a special meeting of the cabinet was called after the Nato attack, suspending Nato supplies and asking US to vacate Shamsi Air Base.
He said that the cabinet also decided not to attend Bonn Conference on Afghanistan future.
He said that the decision was taken in the larger interest of the country.
Major General Ashfaq Nadeem Also briefed the participant about Nato attacks. He told that according to ISI reports the Nato attack was not a mistake instead it was a deliberate assault.
He said that measures were taken to strengthen security on western borders.
He said that arrangements were also been made to provide modern weapons and more contingent of forces to the checkposts near Afghan border.
Sources said that the prime minister would also brief the committee over the memogate controversy, which prompted the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to move the Supreme Court of Pakistan.