Khursheed Shah

15-day custody can make Nisar confess to all crimes in country: Khursheed

SUKKUR: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan People’ s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah on Sunday said that Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan would confess to all crimes of the country if he remained in custody for 15 days.

He criticised the federal government and asked why only Sindh was being targeted in the name of corruption.

The leader of the opposition was addressing a press conference at his residence here on Sunday.

Khursheed Shah said that he had warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that his own people would harm him.

He said the PPP had not been involved in a clash with the government over the matter of the Rangers’ power. However, only Sindh should not be targeted while conducting the operations.

Khursheed Shah also praised Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, saying that he was a straightforward person. He said the Rangers’ matter should be resolved with mutual consent and in a healthy environment.

The leader of the opposition said that Ishaq Dar himself confessed to money laundering. He said that terrorism in other provinces was higher than that in Sindh. “So targeting Sindh is not justified, and it is not good for the federation,” Khursheed Shah said.

He said that the Rangers had done a good job, and people were appreciating the Rangers initiatives in eliminating criminals, terrorists and extortionists. He said that his party was not against the Rangers, but the media had been exploiting the issue of extension in powers to the Rangers. Khursheed Shah advised the media and others to refrain from politicising the issue.

He said he would talk to the prime minister once he returned. He said that extending the powers of the Rangers was a legal issue. Khursheed Shah said, “We will now go together with Sharif on an equal basis and will not compromise on discrimination”. He asked the interior minister not to follow the politics of the 1990s and not to underestimate the PPP.

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