ISLAMABAD - Main Opposition party the PML-N on Friday decided to get two amendments incorporated in the draft resolution being debated by the joint sitting of the Parliament and would oppose three clauses which directly undermines the country’s independence and sovereignty.

PML-N key leader and Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Ch. Nisar Ali Khan stated this at a Press conference shortly after the party’s informal consultative meeting chaired by PML-N President Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif followed by his meetings with US and UK envoys here at the Punjab House.

Nisar said that his party would propose two amendments in the draft resolution containing 16 recommendations firmed up by the Parliamentary Committee on the National Security (PCNS) and these two proposals include resolution of core issue of Kashmir and release of Aafia Siddiqui. He dismissed the impression that PML-N was perhaps obstructing passage of PCNS recommendations saying he is fighting war for Pakistan not for PML-N and continue to block the way of everything, which would be against Pakistan’s independence and sovereignty.

He said that the PML-N supported the resolution of Parliamentary Committee for National Security (PCNS), however, they have reservations over few points in the foreign policy.

Nisar said that his party has strong reservations over three clauses, which were against the country’s sovereignty including giving bases to another country.

‘No country in the world ever gave its soil to set up bases, but it had happened in Pakistan’, Nisar said, adding, that other countries use their own laws if the soil given to them.

He vowed to resist come what may three clauses of the PCNS’s 16 recommendations regarding granting of permission to foreign intelligence operatives in Pakistan, foreign security contactors operations in the country and permission to any foreign country to set up of bases including air and naval in Pakistan.

Responding to another question, Nisar said that all the three points on which PML-N has reservations are against our law, Constitution and national security. The presence of foreign security agencies contractors has converted the country into a war theatre, he said.

To a question, he said that this time Opposition would not merely rely on oral assurances from the government side but by following practical steps on this issue while the briefing from military leadership was satisfactory.

The Opposition is not making any hidden alliance with the government, however, whatever steps the Opposition takes in this regard, it would be in the best interest of the country, he stated.

‘Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and other stakeholders also agreed with my point of view and agreed that these are doable’, he said while referring to the important meeting chaired by Prime Minister and was also attended by the military leadership. ‘We want guarantee that this resolution will be implemented’, he said, adding, that ‘people who are criticising us now for causing delay, will criticise us again when the Parliament will fail to implement it’.

Answering another question about separate meetings of US ambassador Munter and British High Commissioner Adam Thomson with PML-N President Nawaz Sharif, Nisar said that his party has made it clear to them regarding its reservations on certain PCNS clauses.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif held an informal consultative meeting with senior party leaders to discuss one-point agenda regarding PCNS recommendations.