Courts should stay away from administrative affairs, says Khursheed Shah


SUKKUR: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Khursheed Shah said on Friday that the courts can give directions but not dictate terms.

Shah said that the issue of the Sindh Inspector General (IG) AD Khawaja is a matter of governance, adding that if the courts start handling administrative affairs then it can lead to trouble.

“Courts can work while staying within their jurisdiction,” he argued.

He also stated that Sindh government’s handling of affairs is similar to that of Punjab, and added that if the courts have objections about Sindh, then they should also issue similar orders for Punjab.

On Thursday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) ruled that the IG can continue as the provincial police chief after the government ordered his posting in a controversial manner.

Shah also said that there are technical faults in the census which need to be fixed but the census results cannot be completely disregarded.

“Whenever Nawaz Sharif heeded my advice, he remained successful. When he didn’t in the Panama Papers case, he got this result of the disqualification,” he claimed and added that he had advised Nawaz Sharif not to go outside the Parliament in Panama case but he did not accept his suggestion.