ISLAMABAD - Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Friday called for removal of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan as Minister of Interior over Charsadda carnage.
During an informal talk with journalists here in Islamabad, Khurshid said that every person condemned the terrorist attack on Bacha KhanUniversity but there were no words from interior minister on the tragic incident. He said that raising fingers on Chaudhry Nisar was like someone was raising fingers on the prime minister.
“The responsibility of preventing such incidents lies directly on the interior minister,” he said. “Chaudhry Nisar is not fit for the post of interior minister. He should be given any other portfolio,” he said.
The opposition leader said that the prime minister) will have to take a decision in this regard. He also demanded that a judicial inquiry be ordered into the Charsadda tragedy.
However, reacting to Opposition leader’s remarks, Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Talal Chaudhry regretted that Khursheed Shah made such a demand despite knowing that the interior minister was unwell. “Khursheed Shah shouldn’t give such statements. It was unfair to demand someone’s removal over his health,” he said.
He said that interior minister was performing his duty responsibly and honestly.
At least 21 students and staff members were killed when suspected Taliban gunmen launched a deadly attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsaddaon on Wednesday.