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Army to be deployed during AJK elections: Nisar

“Pakistan Army has committed to provide troops for the AJK elections,” he said while talking to newsmen after inaugurating NADRA Mega Centre in Islamabad.

He said Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also been asked to contribute forces. He said that in all twenty-two thousand personnel would be deputed for elections in Azad Kashmir by 18th or 19th of this month.   

“Transparency and fairness of elections in Azad Kashmir was of paramount importance citing sham elections across the Line of Control,” he said.

To a query, Nisar said Rangers in Karachi were mandated to tackle terrorism, extortion, kidnappings for ransom and target killings and there had been significant reduction in these crimes in the city.

The minister said there had been much progress in one of the two recent incidents of killing of Amjad Sabri and kidnapping of son of the chief justice of Sindh High Court.

Nisar said that NADRA would formally start sending SMS to family heads after Eid holidays to confirm their family trees.

The interior minister said former president Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto were only leaders of political parties who have not yet declared their assets.

He also rebuked Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan and said he heard that Khan was going to launch campaign against corruption, but he should first ask Bilawal, before mounting him on container, about his Surrey Palace, diamond necklace and Swiss bank accounts. Chaudhry Nisar said Zardari remained in power for five years but did not declare his assets.

The minister said Bilawal should also explain from where money came to buy three palaces in Dubai and other properties in different countries.



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