PPP thinks Nisar attacking Opp to hide own failures


The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has criticised Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of making frivolous allegations against the party’s leadership to divert public attention from his own failure in containing terrorism in the country.

Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said that he would respond to the allegations of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali in parliament on Monday.

Reacting to Nisar’s press conference on Friday, Shah said that the interior minister was to blame for the prevailing security situation in the country.

“Chaudhry Nisar doesn’t have the moral courage to step down over horrific Quetta attack,” he said in a short statement.

“Had I been the Interior Minister of Pakistan, I would have resigned long ago,” he said.

The opposition leader said that Chaudhry Nisar was trying to hide his failures by telling lies.

Shah noted Pakistan is on the verge of destruction, but the interior minister is indulging in blame game.

Meanwhile, Sindh Information Adviser Maula Bux Chandio said that if Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) leadership was targeted than they would not remain silent.

He said that Chaudhry Nisar’s statement was akin to accepting defeat, adding that targeting individuals depicted low-mindedness.

He further said that Nisar should ensure implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) instead of destroying it.

Reacting to Nisar’s scathing criticism, PPP Senator Sherry Rehman said that the nation is shocked over irresponsible and inappropriate behaviour of the interior minister, who instead of seeking unity and renewed resolve from democratic political parties in parliament, is actively undermining any possibility of the consensus so vital to fighting the borderless enemy of terrorism.

Sherry Rehman said that the PPP had tried very hard to play a responsible and unifying role both inside and outside parliament, but it seems that the interior minister is looking to fan political fires and make dangerous attempts to divert public attention from the real issues at hand.

She said, “What are we to expect from a Minister who wept with actual tears at Hakeemullah Mehsud’s death in the National Assembly? He was an enemy of the state and of the people of Pakistan! Despite that, we as a responsible opposition asked repeatedly for the government to invest in parliamentary institutions and burden-share against terrorism, through democratic means but the minister has positioned the government above any accountability. Their reluctance to from a National Security Committee where resources are pooled and different institutions bring joint expertise to bear on a growing national crisis is quite appalling. No country can fight such a challenging asymmetrical war such as the terrorism we see today with such divisive and personalized political discourse! Both inside and outside Pakistan, our enemies will use such talk to their obvious advantage. It is a sad day for Pakistan and its civilians, military and law enforcers that we make a mockery of their sacrifices by throwing partisan and polarising politics into the ring instead of sagacity and leadership required in such trying times.”


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