Crackdown against criminals: ‘Sindh Assembly is not against Rangers operation in Karachi’

Nisar Khuhro says provincial government does not have any issues with Rangers powers

Our Correspondent January 06, 2016
A view of Sindh Assembly. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly is not against the Rangers operation in the city, nor does the provincial government have any issues with federal government regarding Rangers powers against terrorism, targeted killing, kidnapping for ransom and sectarian killing.

Senior minister Nisar Khuhro said this while talking to the media outside Sindh Assembly on Wednesday. He said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and other parties had agreed to give Rangers conditional powers.

Opposition protests against PPP-led govt in Sindh Assembly over Rangers’ powers extension

However, Khuhro added that they have concerns about the 90-day detention by Rangers without the permission of Sindh government. The minister said that federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar is scheduled to visit Karachi and the issue of Rangers powers will be discussed to find a solution.

Referring to the PPP, Khuhro said that the rumours of forward bloc within PPP in Sindh are baseless and have nothing to do with the reality. He added that anti-PPP coalitions had emerged in the past, but they never succeeded.

Khuhro further said that those who have won only single union council seat are forming coalition and they cannot affect the majority gained by PPP in local bodies' elections in Sindh. He said that the party had always faced them and will do it once again.

Meanwhile, Khuhro visited the hunger strike camp of Primary Teachers Association (PTA) outside Karachi Press Club on Wednesday. The teachers ended the hunger strike as the dialogue between Khuhro and PTA leaders was successful. Khuhro assured them that a meeting will be held between teachers and education department officials in the coming week. He said that all the justified demands of the teachers will be resolved.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2016.


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