Interior Minister likely to brief NA on Quetta inquiry commission today
ISLAMABAD: In the National Assembly session on Tuesday, the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is likely to discuss Justice Qazi Isa’s commission report on the August 8 carnage in Quetta that levelled serious allegations against him.
On Monday, the federal minister sought an appropriate time during the session today to discuss certain points raised the opposition parties particularly by Khursheed Shah, leader of the opposition in the assembly.
“Give me time tomorrow (Tuesday) to address the issues raised by the opposition leader in his speech,” Nisar said on Monday.
In the middle of a noisy assembly session yesterday during which the opposition members particularly Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders kept chanting anti-government slogans, the minister argued that the rising criticism against him got no substance since he already had briefed the upper and lower houses on performance of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) on several occasions.
“If they blame the government, they should also have the courage to listen to the reply,” Nisar told the speaker National Assembly in a clear reference to the opposition parties.
On Monday, PTI also submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly seeking a deliberation on the Quetta Carnage Report.
PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shireen Mazari and Munaza Hassan filed the adjournment motion.
The adjournment motion maintained that the report raised worrying issues regarding non-implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism and directly implicated the interior ministry in its failure.