Islamabad: Pakistan took bold decisions after a NATO air strike left two dozen soldiers dead, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik. Malik on Wednesday said in Peshawar that the government had taken bold decisions at the right time after the November 26 NATO strike in Mohmand Agency on two Pakistan Army checkposts and made it clear to the world that Pakistan will not compromise on its sovereignty.

The death of 24 Pakistani soldiers in the NATO attack caused outrage in the country. Islamabad cut off NATO supplies through the country, ordered the US to vacate a key airbase and boycotted an international conference that focussed on Afghanistan's future.

The Interior Minister said Pakistan will never compromise on its sovereignty and will protect its interest at all costs.

Malik added that following the NATO air strike, the government had taken bold and timely decisions that reflect the aspirations of the nation.

(Agencies)