Le­gal ref­er­ence be­ing pre­pared against Altaf: Nisar

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

In­te­rior Min­is­ter Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said a le­gal ref­er­ence is be­ing pre­pared against MQM chief for his provoca­tive state­ments against state in­sti­tu­tions.

Talk­ing to the media per­sons in Is­lam­abad on Tues­day, he said the ref­er­ence to be sent to the Bri­tish gov­ern­ment will en­vis­age the el­e­ment of crim­i­nal­ity, and its con­tents will be shared with the media. To a ques­tion, the in­te­rior min­is­ter as­sured that any neg­a­tiv­ity on Pak­istan's se­cu­rity in­ter­ests and dig­nity of its in­sti­tu­tions will not be tol­er­ated whether it comes from Altaf Hus­sain or oth­ers.

"The fre­quent wors­en­ing of the sit­u­a­tion (in Karachi) is not be­cause of the gov­ern­ment's per­for­mance, nor that of the Rangers or army; it is be­cause of Altaf Hus­sain's loose talk," the min­is­ter said.

He said both Pak­istan and the United King­dom are co­op­er­at­ing in Im­ran Fa­rooq mur­der and money laun­der­ing cases. He said the gov­ern­ment has no en­mity with Altaf Hus­sain and MQM as the cases against Altaf were reg­is­tered in Lon­don. The cases are not po­lit­i­cal but ju­di­cial and as­sured that re­quire­ments of jus­tice will be ful­filled in any case.

Mean­while, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also held a meet­ing with Bri­tish High Com­mis­sioner Phillip to Bar­ton to dis­cuss the is­sue of Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment (MQM)'s top lead­er­ship, which is at log­ger­heads with the gov­ern­ment over an op­er­a­tion in Karachi and the party chief's con­se­quent con­tro­ver­sial state­ments.

The in­te­rior min­is­ter shared de­tailed proof of MQM chief Altaf Hus­sain's speech against the State's in­sti­tu­tions with the top UK diplo­mat in Is­lam­abad, an of­fi­cial privy to pro­ceed­ings of the meet­ing Ear­lier ad­dress­ing a cer­e­mony at Rawalpindi po­lice lines, the In­te­rior Min­is­ter said noose has been tight­ened around the ter­ror­ists. He said over­all sit­u­a­tion has im­proved a lot in the last two years, but the war on terror has yet not com­pleted. He said this war has en­tered a decisive phase in which po­lice has to play an im­por­tant role.

Laud­ing the sac­ri­fices of po­lice per­son­nel in the war on terror, the In­te­rior Min­istry said the en­tire na­tion salutes the sac­ri­fices of po­lice for fight­ing the men­ace be­yond their ca­pac­ity and re­sources. He said the po­lice should act like rock wall against the ter­ror­ists and play their role to make Pak­istan a cra­dle of peace. He said the po­lice per­son­nel are the pro­tec­tors of Pak­istan and they should adopt un­con­ven­tional polic­ing meth­ods to cope with the chal­lenges.

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