CM unhappy with federal govt’s response

Published: June 10, 2014
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The funeral prayers of the soldiers of the Airport Security Force (ASF) were offered at the ASF Headquarters near Terminal One on Monday afternoon. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The funeral prayers of the soldiers of the Airport Security Force (ASF) were offered at the ASF Headquarters near Terminal One on Monday afternoon. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: 

Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has criticised the federal government for not consulting him in the wake of the attack on the Karachi airport.

He was addressing a press conference at CM House on Monday. “I was present at the airport throughout the night, but the interior minister Chaudhary Nisar did not contact me even once,” he lamented. “Even today, I was not invited to the law and order meeting at the airport.”

The chief minister was of the opinion that the attack at the airport was in retaliation to the provincial government’s targeted operation against the militants. “The Taliban have often complained to the federal government’s negotiating team about the Sindh government’s strong action against them.” CM Shah added that he had witnessed firsthand how the security forces had fought the assailants to protect the sensitive installations at the airport. He added that the airport security was the responsibility of the federal government, but they were ready to give full support if needed.

On the other hand, Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon blamed the federal government for being irresponsible, claiming that the provincial government was not informed about any threats to airports. Meanwhile, the CM has announced compensation of Rs2 million for the deceased Rangers personnel, Rs1 million for each of the deceased Airport Security Force personnel and Rs0.1 million for each of the injured.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Jazib Jamal
    Jun 10, 2014 - 10:14AM

    Awww he missed out on the photo-shoot after the meeting.

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  • Saleem
    Jun 10, 2014 - 3:19PM

    You and Sharjeel wanted a photo op and you guys got that, what else you wanted?

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  • Hitler
    Jun 10, 2014 - 6:33PM

    He is probably the oldest minister in the world but still he acts immaturely!

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  • Parvez
    Jun 10, 2014 - 11:18PM

    ….and the people are disgusted with your INEPT government.

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  • Surprised
    Jun 11, 2014 - 4:01AM

    Blame game is not going to get anyone anywhere.

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