‘Federation’ at stake if army called in Karachi: PML-F

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The survival of the federation will be at stake if the army is called in the city to control the worsening law and order situation, stated Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) leader Pir Sadaruddin Rashidi, who is also Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.
“There will be no federation if the army is called in the city per the demand of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), however, the law and order situation could be controlled if the rangers and police are given a free-hand. Besides, the intelligence network should be made more effective that will help the law enforcers to tighen their grip around the criminals,” he opined.
He was addressing a press conference at the Kingri House after a meeting with the PML-F leaders, including MNAs, MPAs and the ticket holders on Saturday. The meeting also adopted a number of resolutions that were later revealed before reporters in a news conference.
The PML-F strongly condemned the growing incidents of kidnapping for ransom, street crimes, extortion and targeted killings, and demanded from the Sindh government to devise an effective strategy to deal with the anti-social elements, he said, adding that the flood affected people of the province should be provided with compensation and the relief works be made more effective so that the lives of affectees could be saved.
Moreover, the PML-F leader said that his party was doubtful over the delay by the election commission for resolving polls rigging complaints with the tribunals, and demanded that the candidates be provided with timely and sheer justice within the given time frame of three months.
Pir added that there was an acute water shortage at tail-end areas of the Indus River and the government should appoint honest officers on war footing to overcome the water issues.