Pakistan

Nisar says no pressure on him to resign

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan says he has no pressure to resign from his position, ARY News reported.

The minister’s statement comes in the wake of loud opposition clamours – mainly from the Pakistan People’s Party – seeking the interior minister’s resignation after Quetta Commission report that blamed Nisar for security lapse.

Addressing a passing-out parade of police in Islamabad, Nisar said how would a certain group of people seek his resignation who themselves had nothing.

Without naming any of his political opponents, the minister said a particular person has his mother’s name in the Panama Papers and he was accusing others of the wrongdoing.

He said country was hit with several terror incidents in the past, but then ruling leaders kept on paying lip-service to the masses.

The minister lauded services of Rangers and said he never saw the paramilitary force personnel carrying a cellphone or smoking cigarette on duty.

He suggested police to follow Rangers in discipline and dispensation of duty. He insisted on law enforcement agencies to bring crime rate to ‘zero’. This is what I actually want, he added.

Nisar said those being recruited in the police should uphold the dignity of the department.

‘Maltreatment to IG Sindh disappointing’

The interior minister said Inspector General Sindh A.D. Khwaja was extremely honest person and what happened with him was now obvious to everyone.

The decision [of the provincial government] to send him on ‘forced leave’ was disappointing.

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