Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman on Saturday said that games were played with Kashmir as parliament was unaware of the National Security Policy.

He said that one person’s opinion on national matters is not enough.

“The National Security Policy was being formulated, but parliament was unaware about it,” he said while addressing the Pagham-e-Islam Conference in Mansehra, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the public version of the National Security Policy. The full version will remain confidential.

The JUI-F chief lashed out at the government for green-lighting the security policy “without any consultations”.

“Politics is the only path to power,” the JUI-F chief said, adding, “the Ulema have to unite for the cause of the people.”

“This is not the first time that the opposition has criticised the government over the NSP. In December, there was a ruckus in the upper house of parliament, as senators lashed out at the government for not presenting the NSP in the Senate.

“What sort of a policy is this that Parliament did not get a chance to debate over? Parliament has not even seen this policy,” Senator Sherry Rehman said, chiding the government.

Meanwhile, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf said that Pakistan would not compromise on Kashmir at any cost despite the fact the core vision of the new NSP was to ensure economic security and stability in the country.

He said that the NSP was unanimous and there should be no politics on it.


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