Ghani condemns Khursheed Shah’s arrest

Says PM taking vengeful steps against opposition


Press Release September 21, 2019
Saeed Ghani. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani has condemned the arrest of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah. "Members of the PPP seem to be the only target of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)," said Ghani in a statement issued on Friday while adding that the inquiry against Shah was in its preliminary stages and his family members had been included in the investigation without any reason.

"Even though cases are registered against members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), NAB never arrests them," claimed Ghani. He asked why Prime Minister Imran Khan and his sister, Alima Khan, had not been questioned by NAB for the sources of their income.

"Partial accountability is taking place in this country and Imran Khan is taking vengeful steps against the opposition," alleged Ghani.

Referring to the allegations levelled against former Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Parks and Horticulture director-general Liaquat Qaimkhani, Ghani said that he did not believe the allegations and had no knowledge about Qaimkhani's income.

According to Ghani, there is no shortage of the anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) in Sindh but it was not available in sufficient quantity. "This is a national issue.

The whole country lacks a sufficient quantity of ARVs," said Ghani, adding that stray dogs were pointed out only in Karachi and not in other parts of the country.

"Dengue is also attributed to Sindh only although it is a fact that most dengue patients are found in Pindi," said the minister.

He pointed out that no TV channel held a programme on the statements of the owners of Baldia Factory. "We accept that we did not eliminate stray dogs completely but why did the media not talk about those who killed innocent human beings," questioned Ghani.

He said that when steps were being taken to eliminate stray dogs, some organisations opposed the measures as if the dogs were being eliminated while the provincial government was trying to catch them alive and "expel their poison."

Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2019.

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