SUKKUR: Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is right when he says Pakistan is being run just like a kingdom, said leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Ahmed Shah while distributing appointment letters among police recruits in Sukkur on Friday.
Referring to an article published in Dawn which has led to a controversy, Shah said Chaudhry Nisar should find out who leaked the story to the journalist instead of entirely blaming the journalist. "Instead of correcting their own faults, the government is trying to hush up the media, which is an attempt to conceal its own failure," he lamented. This is a form of king's rule, he added.
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Taking jibes at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader said, "He threw a bouncer to me but unfortunately got himself out".
Talking about the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Karachi's Azizabad, Shah said the Sindh police recovered these arms and ammunition and now it is the duty of the federal government to find out where the weapons came from. He was of the view that the weapons might be from the 'missing' NATO containers.
"It has been observed that the Nawaz government always gives a tough time to the judiciary because this was done by his past government and now the same is being repeated," said Shah. "On the other hand, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government always implemented the orders of the judiciary in letter and spirit," he said. Pretty soon we are going to revive PPP's lost glory in Punjab, he claimed.
Congratulating the new appointees, Shah said, "From now on you are responsible for providing protection to the people and I hope that you will discharge your duties with utmost dedication and honesty".
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He distributed the offer orders among 307 police constables, including 11 lady constables. Sindh transport minister Nasir Hussain Shah, MNA Nauman Islam Shaikh, Sukkur DIG Capt (retd) Feroze Shah and Sukkur SSP Amjad Ahmed Shaikh were present on the occasion.
Feroze Shah congratulated the new appointees, saying, "Today we have made history by strictly adhering to merit". From tomorrow you will wear the police uniform and start your work, now you have become part of the frontline force and therefore must never succumb to fear or favour, he told the new appointees. "I am happy that these new appointments have been made on pure merit without any political influence and therefore I demand of you to work hard to prove your mettle," said the DIG.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 15th, 2016.
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