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Zardari’s return not under any deal: Nisar

  • Says not interested in premiership
  • Nisar thanks, Thai govt for handing over accused of Baldia factory
  • GB CM calls on Ch Nisar, discusses situation in GB

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday ruled out the possibility of any deal with Asif Ali Zardari for his return, saying the former president needs not to do so.

Talking to the media, Nisar said, “Asif Ali Zardari does not need any deal in today’s scenario, nor he has been given any reassurances,” the minister said. “There is no FIR registered against the former president, nor is he wanted in any case.”

Chaudhry Nisar said the raids by Rangers in Karachi had nothing to do with the PPP cochairman’s return to the country. “Moreover, the Rangers have also issued details of the raids in a statement,” he noted.

He said the PPP was displeased with him for continuing Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) inquiries. The minister slammed his critics for levelling a ‘bogus’ allegation against him that he wished to become the prime minister.

Chaudhry Nisar seemed to be in sync with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan over the issue of the recent plea bargain, as he said, “Plea bargain is tantamount to offering a safe exit to thieves.”

He underscored the need to overhaul most of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws saying his party sought to effect this change in the previous era but the PPP did not support.

Meanwhile, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in a letter to Interior Minister of Thailand thanked him for his government’s cooperation in handing over the main accused of the Baldia factory case.

According to the letter, the minister said 259 precious and innocent lives were lost in this heinous crime and without the cooperation of the Thailand government it would not have been easy to arrest the main accused.

Chaudhry Nisar expressed determination to further promote cooperation between Pakistan and Thailand.

Later, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman on Saturday called on Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and discussed overall situation including law and order situation in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Interior minister said the federal government was determined for progress and development of Gilgit-Baltistan and would resolve problems of the people. He assured full cooperation of the federal government to the Gilgit-Baltistan government.

Read more: Asif Zardari returns home after 18 months of self-exile



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