Tariq Fatemi emphasized that the two countries were at cross-roads adding that both need to refrain from chauvinistic statements and emotional outbursts while reviewing their relations. He said that the Osama incident was an unprecedented event in Pakistan’s history and “now the country stands isolated, humiliated and embarrassed more than ever” as not only the US but all friends of Pakistan have misgivings against the country. “Unless Pakistan calls it violation of its sovereignty, this action may be used as act of precedence like of neighbouring capital is vowing to take” he warned adding that the Pakistan should immediately consult the relevant forums on this.
Dr Suleri maintained that it was a defining moment for the country. He urged that the parliament should be “independent and sovereign” to make national policies whereas army and intelligence agencies should abide by those policies.