Qaim Ali Shah

Qaim says Sindh has the right to restrict Rangers’ authority

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said on Wednesday he has made it clear to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that it was constitutional right of the provincial government to put conditions on Rangers powers.Talking to media after meeting with PM Nawaz here, Qaim said, “It is the right of province to call in officials of any institution conditionally or unconditionally under article 147 of the Constitution. Sindh Assembly made a decision on Rangers and gave it powers to carry out operation against target killing, extortion and terrorists.”The Premier has directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to resolve the issues of Sindh, he said.

The federation is to accept our viewpoint after 60 days when Rangers power issue surfaces again if Ch. Nisar fails to resolve the matter up on his arrival.He said they were satisfied to some extent, however, talks with federal government would continue until matter is completely resolved.The issue of expenses on Rangers was not raised in the meeting with the PM, he said and added that corruption is provincial matter and anti-corruption department was working on it.To a question, Qaim Ali Shah said former president Asif Ali Zardari did not face any case, adding that he faces health issues, however, he would return to Pakistan.


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