Encroaching on provincial subjects: Qaim advises Rangers against intervening in Sindh's matters

Published: August 6, 2015
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Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah addresses a press conference in Karachi on August 6, 2015. PHOTO: ONLINE

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah addresses a press conference in Karachi on August 6, 2015. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: Chief Minster Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday advised the Rangers from encroaching on a provincial subject, noting that the Sindh government had a department to tackle with corruption, with no room for any other institution to intervene in it, Express News reported.

Taking a jibe at the paramilitary force Rangers, Shah told reporters at a press conference at the Chief Minister’s House that “anti-corruption is a provincial matter and we have our own anti-corruption department functioning.”

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Criticising the paramilitary’s actions, the chief minister said during a recent raid, the Rangers had confiscated around 5,000 files although they only needed one or two files.

Defending its anti-corruption efforts, Shah said, “We have previously arrested and removed high ranking official including up to grade 19 officers over corruption charges which shows that our anti-corruption department has been actively performing its duties.”

Expressing his surprise that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was springing into action in the province, Shah questioned why the authority had become active now, although it never indicated corruption in the province in the past.

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The chief minister also criticised the role of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The chief minister also lamented the fact that a wrong impression of Sindh government’s performance was being portrayed in the media.

Discussing the proceedings of the cabinet meeting, he said the flood situation in the province, along with other important issues, came under discussion during the meeting.

Commenting on the ongoing security operation in Karachi, Shah reiterated the government’s stance that innocent people should not worry as the current operation is being carried out against terrorists. “The Karachi operation is not being carried out against any particular political party but the terrorists.”

The chief minister also thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Raheel Sharif for having visited Karachi multiple times and taking personal interest in rooting out terrorism.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Voice of Pakistanv
    Aug 6, 2015 - 8:35PM

    By provincial subjects the thieves mean corruption n crimes.

    Sindhis keep proving themselves gpod for corruption onlyRecommend

  • imran
    Aug 6, 2015 - 8:57PM

    Corruption in Sindh and especially Karachi adversely effects the entire country as Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan. That is why the the federal FBI of USA can investigate and prosecute corruption of state governments in the USA. Recommend

  • Lion King
    Aug 6, 2015 - 9:10PM

    Amazing how blatant these sindhi corrupt waderas are Recommend

  • SHN
    Aug 6, 2015 - 9:19PM

    Ironically PPP is easily the most corrupt party in Pakistan, and they also happen to run the “anti-corruption department”. Sounds like they’re a bit afraid of what the Rangers might find. Recommend

  • MSH
    Aug 6, 2015 - 10:40PM

    PPP And MQM come in power through rigged election can not be given the license to loot and plunder.Sain is trying to hide his and Corruption of Zardari behind the so called Democracy and provincial autonomy.He should alongewith his entire sind assembly be thrown in Liyari river.Recommend

  • Whiskey Khan
    Aug 6, 2015 - 10:45PM

    There Is sImply no trust in the PPP led Govt. The CM himself is not trust worthy. Your Govt. is trying to block the Rangers because of your corrupt and criminal practises. Rangers will prevail because the nation is behind them.Recommend

  • Aug 7, 2015 - 1:26AM

    Useless,, carroupt,, economic terrorist, zardari sindh govt working hard to protect carroupt minister’s,, if ongoing operations of rangers against economic terrorist zardari govt stopped, no one can see karachi and interior sindh on world map,, both mqm terrorist organization,, and economic terrorist zardari ppp,, real enemies of Pakistan Recommend

  • Rumormonger
    Aug 7, 2015 - 2:04AM

    After encroching upon peoples rights in the name democracy, finally a realization.Recommend

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