Seeking external help attack on sovereignty: Khuhro

KARACHI: Senior Minister for Information and Irrigation Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said it was considered attack on sovereignty of Pakistan to call external help to intervene in Sindh.

He said people have seen the non-parliamentary attitude of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders in Sindh Assembly. He said the leader of MQM had also committed this mistake in past.

He said this while visiting Karachi Press Club on Monday. He said it was MQM’s desire to call Pakistan Army for restoration of peace in Sindh, especially Karachi. He said however in view of the experience of 1992, the rangers were called to support Sindh police.

He said the government is being criticized for not providing peace to people. He said when operation was started in North Waziristan no any party claimed that it was against any group. He said if anyone wants partition of Sindh than they are ready to face them. He said seeking external help is attack on the constitution and democratic process.

Talking about extension of rangers’ power for 120 days, he said Chief Minister has authority to extend it. He said if anyone have reservations they should hold a dialogue.

Khuhro said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) are the institutes to act upon the complaints. However, criticizing the role of FIA to conduct raid on provincial departments, he said it will be seen that whether the FIA has suo moto powers or not.

He said the government issues funds for development policies and if there are complaints about corruption in these funds than Anti Corruption Department can take action on such complaints.