KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in a meeting in London yesterday decided not to support Sindh government regarding the issue of extension of Rangers’ special powers. The party has opted to remain neutral on the issue.MQM also agreed on widening the operation throughout the Sindh province for the complete eradication of corruption and various other crimes. Decision was also reached on the question of Mayor for Karachi during the meeting and will be announced in a few days time.
On the other hand, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) severely criticized the Federal government’s statement that the Sindh government was creating hurdles in immediate extension of Rangers’ power for the sake of just one person, Dr. Asim Hussain.PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has threatened a smaller province. He said that the federal minister wants anarchy in the country and said that the party is ready for a fight if challenged.Qamar Zaman Kaira in a TV interview said that the federal government doesn’t have authority on the things happening in the provinces. He said that the federal government must give up on this ‘fascist’ thinking because the federation and the provinces have separate domains.