KARACHI: The Sindh Home ministry has issued an official notification banning the People’s Amn Committee (PAC) from conducting any political activities, Express 24/7 reported.
The PAC, which had already closed its offices back in March before Zulfiqar Mirza vowed to revive the committee on Sunday.
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According to the notification, the PAC had been declared a defunct organisation and its members barred from conducting any political activities under its banner as per section 11-B of the Anti Terrorism Act.
Express 24/7 correspondent Ahmed Jung reported that the Uzair Baloch led PAC had already been disbanded by President Asif Ali Zardari in March following a string of deadly clashes. Though it was unclear to what end would the new ban serve given the presidential order several months ago.
Jung further said that the Lyari based PAC maintained members who carried and displayed weapons, a violation of section 144 in effect in Lyari.
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Earlier in the day, Speaker Sindh Assembly, Nisar Khuhro had accepted Zulfiqar Mirza’s resignation as a member of the Sindh Assembly, relinquishing his elected seat of MPA.
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Members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement too had called for the house arrest of Mirza under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) to preserve peace in Karachi.
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