'Barred' from entering Jinnah mausoleum over Bilawal House comments: Ismail

Published: August 14, 2018
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A photo posted by Imran Ismail showing his party outside the mausoleoum gates. PHOTO:Twitter@ImranIsmailPTI

A photo posted by Imran Ismail showing his party outside the mausoleoum gates. PHOTO:Twitter@ImranIsmailPTI

KARACHI  : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh governor nominee Imran Ismail claimed on Tuesday that he had been barred from entering Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum.

Ismail told The Express Tribune he was denied entry into the complex for mooting the possibility of razing the outer wall of Bilawal House in Karachi.

Ismail proceeded to the site at 11:30am this morning with over a dozen Sindh MPAs to pay homage at the mausoleum in connection with Independence Day. Upon arrival, he was told to wait. Ismail said the delegation waited for over an hour and watched former Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah enter and leave the premises with a 300-individual entourage. He said he also Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Grand Democratic Alliance leaders pay homage while his party waited.

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Earlier this week, the PPP took issue with Ismail’s statements on the PPP headquarters. He said encroachments around Bilawal house should be removed or he would look into the matter himself after taking charge as Sindh governor.

In response, the PPP questioned whether these sentiments were his own or PTI chairman Imran Khan’s. The party urged the PTI to review their choice for the gubernatorial position and threatened to protest if Ismail did not desist from targeting the PPP headquarters.

Mazar-e-Quaid authorities remained unavailable for comments despite repeated attempts.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Ali Khan
    Aug 15, 2018 - 3:55AM

    Yes, put the thugs and murderers of Benazir in their right place. Demolish the whole Bilawal House that was built with looted money. And take back so many properties that were siezed by the thug/murderer Zardari and hand them back to their rightful owners. Justice is overdue.Recommend

  • TN
    Aug 15, 2018 - 7:04AM

    Fire all concerned who denied entry.
    starting with KHI commissioner.Recommend

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