Rangers operation at Nine Zero a positive step, says Nisar

NISARISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday hailed the early morning raid by Rangers on MQM headquarters as a step in the positive direction.

He said that Rangers personnel did ‘nothing wrong and unlawful’ at MQM headquarters Nine Zero.

Meanwhile, leader of the House in the Senate Raja Muhammad Zafarul Haq strongly rejected the allegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was behind the raid at its head office in Karachi.

“This allegation is totally wrong and baseless. I strongly and categorically reject it,” he said speaking in the Senate in response to an MQM Senator who had accused the ruling party of taking action at the party’s head office (Nine Zero).

He said the assertion that the action was carried out because the MQM did not support the ruling party for the election of top Senate slots, was totally baseless.

Raja Zafarul Haq said if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could visit the residence of former President Asif Ali Zardari to support Raza Rabbani as a consensus candidate for the Senate chairmanship, then there was no question of him working against the MQM.

He said under the laid down procedure, the chief ministers concerned were acting as captains in the fight against terrorism and extremism. Any information received by the departments regarding terrorists or extremists was passed on to security agencies for an action, he added.

He assured that he would contact the Sindh Chief Minister and present the details in the House.

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