Change! Pakistani Officials Blast Hillary Clinton for Sunday Threats …Update: Mullah Omar Rumors
Pakistani officials blasted Hillary Clinton today for her threats yesterday against the American ally. Secretary of State Clinton yesterday claimed that Pakistani officials knew the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar.
The Daily Times reported:
Urging the government to adopt a clear policy on the threatening statement of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Pakistan in the case of Faisal Shahzad, senators on Monday said the government should present its stance to the US.
On a point of order, PML-N’s Zafar Ali Shah said Clinton had bluntly threatened Pakistan of ‘dire consequences’ in Faisal Shahzad’s case although Pakistan had faced severe losses being on the frontline in the war on terror.
Terming it a serious issue, he sought the government’s stance from Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, who was reluctant to comment, saying the government had only authorised the foreign minister to speak over the issue due to its sensitivity.
Shah criticised Pakistan’s foreign policy, saying the foreign minister himself seemed to be publicly defending India by saying it was not violating the Indus Water Treaty. “We should face the US by taking a similar stance instead of bowing down to pressures,” he demanded.
Conspiracy: Senator Salim Saifullah of the PML-Q said Clinton’s statement is condemnable, particularly after the recent strategic dialogue between the two countries. He said the Faisal Shahzad saga seems a conspiracy, as he personally knows his family members. He also urged the defence minister to present an official statement in parliament and give a clear message to the US.
The PML-Q’s Haroon Khan pointed out that Pakistan should pressurise the US, as Faisal Shahzad was not a Pakistani citizen and he had used his American passport while carrying out the act.
UPDATE: Big Government is reporting that Mullah Omar has been captured.