Karachi operation valid, indiscriminate, initiated on demands of MQM: Khurshid Shah

DNA 22- 74LAHORE: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Sunday said that operation against terrorists, target killers, extortions and other criminals is being carried out indiscriminately and the PPP would fully support it.

Addressing a press conference here alongwith Punjab PPP President Mian Manzoor Wattoo and others, Khursheed Shah said the release of video of Saulat Mirza from the death cell and resultant delay in his execution has raised suspicions over the whole case.

He said the operation in Karachi was valid and carried out on the demand of MQM. He demanded that Saulat Mirza should be awarded the punishment which has been prescribed before by the court.

The opposition leader said it would not be in the interest of the country to declare MQM as a terrorist organisation and efforts should be made to keep it in the political mainstream. He said Altaf Hussain’s approach not to clash with state institutions is positive and in the interest of the country.

He said during Lyari operation sixty percent PPP workers, 8% MQM and five percent other party’s workers were killed but they did not raise hue and cry.  He also said the operation in Karachi was across the board during which criminal elements have been arrested.

Khursheed Shah said there has been significant improvement in law and order situation in the interior of Sindh . He said they fully support the operation by Rangers and other law enforcement agencies and it should continue till complete restoration of peace. Khursheed Shah said as the government has agreed on making a judicial commission therefore Imran Khan should return to the parliament as all matters can be resolved only through negotiations. He said the PPP played its role in resolution of issues between government and the PTI.

He said any conspiracy against Sindh government would a conspiracy against the State of Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif.



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