ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday baulked from commenting on the increasing hostile posture of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the recent development in which the party chairmen Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari decided to contest elections.
“I am not the right man to comment on the Zardari, Bilawal and Ayan Ali,” said the interior minister while addressing a press conference.
He also took jibes at other political opponents including the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) saying that they want heads of institutions who tune to their political interests and botched sit-ins.
Speaking on the Newsgate scandal in which a controversial article was published in an English daily, Nisar said that a committee formed to investigate the matter has been allotted an extra month and is currently writing the report.
With regard to the commission report against the Quetta carnage in which placed he received scathing criticism, the interior minister said that he will defend himself in the Supreme Court.
The interior minister also impressed upon his performance and campaign against illegal national identity cards and passports.
“Working in the right way in Pakistan is not difficult but rather impossible”
He said that around 90 million SIMs were blocked by cellular companies, and around 400,000 National Identity Cards (NICs) and 32,400 passports were blocked in the last three years.
“The business of fake identity cards flourished during the government of Shaukat Aziz,” he said.
The interior minister added that only 519 cards were blocked during the previous government and none in the one before as there was no record.
He also criticized those were an impediment in the crackdown saying that those with vested interest have raised fingers at this exercise. However, he insisted that this is matter of national security and there will no compromises.
“Our enemy state has taken the case in the UN Security Council,” he said referring to the identity card of former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour who was killed in May.