A Pakistan parliamentary committee on Tuesday demanded an unconditional apology from the United States for a November air attack on its border post that killed 24 soldiers.
Parliament opened a debate on recommendations drawn up by the parliamentary committee on national security which called the attack a "blatant violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity."
The process is considered key to getting Pakistani-U.S. diplomatic relations onto a more solid footing after falling to their lowest level in years, reopening NATO supply lines and resuming high-level American diplomatic visits.
The panel recommended that "Pakistan should seek an unconditional apology from the U.S. for the unprovoked incident" and said "taxes and other charges must be levied on all goods importing in or transiting through Pakistan".
The committee also called for cessation of drone attacks inside the territorial borders of Pakistan.
It reiterated Pakistan's commitment to the elimination of terrorism and combating extremism.
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