No more Abbottabad-like incidents: Gilani to US
Posted on: 12:41 PM IST Dec 22, 2011
Islamabad: Pakistan wants new rules of engagement with the US and an assurance of "no Abbottabad-like unilateral action in future", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.
The prime minister was referring to the May 2 killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US commandos who carried out the daring raid by swooping into Abbottabad town without informing Pakistan.
Gilani on Wednesday said that Pakistan wanted new rules of engagement with the US with a guarantee to respect the country's sovereignty and assurance of "no Abbottabad-like unilateral action in future", reported Associated Press of Pakistan.
He said that in case any credible and actionable information was available, it must be shared with Pakistan for necessary action.
He stressed that the drone attacks must be stopped as they were causing collateral damage and were detrimental to the government's efforts to isolate terrorists from local population.
Pakistan's ties with the US deteriorated following the Abbottabad operation. The ties were put under further strain over the Nov 26 NATO airstrike that killed 24 soldiers at two check posts near the Afghanistan border.