LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Saturday that a letter had been written to the United Kingdom seeking its support with reference to the BBC report.
Talking to a private news channel, he said investigations were also being carried out at a local level regarding the BBC report. “We have no black and white evidence in this regard and nothing could be said without substantial evidence,” he said.
The minister said the MQM should give its reaction over the matter but it avoided doing so. He further said that two MQM people were pointed out in the BBC report. The media, he said, would be aware of the facts, which would get clear.
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“We want that people involved in this matter be disclosed as this is a sensitive issue on which our agencies and relevant departments are working,” he added.
To a question, he said that in Karachi people died due to heatwave not because of load-shedding. The load-shedding was being monitored on a daily basis and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also taking briefing in this regard, he added.
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Rashid said that load-shedding had reasonably reduced as compared to the previous years. He said the PML-N government wanted to take the Sindh government along with it, but the latter should improve its performance.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2015.
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