PTI submits adjournment motion in NA on Quetta carnage report

Published: December 19, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted an adjournment motion in National Assembly on the judicial commission’s report following Quetta carnage.

The motion was submitted by PTI MNAs Shireen Mazari, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Munaza Hasan.

The one-man commission report released by the Supreme Court on December 16 pointed out the ‘monumental failure’ of the interior ministry to combat terrorism.

“The report has raised serious issues relating to the non-implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism,” it said. “The report directly implicated the interior ministry in this failure,” it added.

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The adjournment motion went on to add that “the report raised the issue of the interior minister inviting and holding meetings with the leaders of banned militant organisations.” It further said, “the report exposed serious shortcomings in the government and state infrastructure, which have hindered the fight against terrorism.”

“As such it is a strong indictment of the government’s anti-terrorism policy,” it maintained.

On Saturday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said that he had decided to resign over allegations of his political rivals following Supreme Court’s report on Quetta hospital carnage.

Nisar also said the report was one sided and was released without including the interior ministry’s narrative, saying “personal attacks were also hurled at me for no reason.”

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On December 16, the PPP also submitted an adjournment motion against Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the National Assembly Secretariat, claiming that the interior minister was incapable of playing a role in combating terrorism.

According to the report, based on investigations into the Quetta incident in which 70 people, most of them lawyers, were killed, Nisar ‘displayed little sense of ministerial responsibility’ and that there was a continued delay on part of his ministry to take steps against militant groups and proscribed organisations.

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