KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday vowed legal proceedings against raids carried out by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Speaking to media representatives here, Shah said that NAB has been present in Sindh for a long time, however, its presence was felt only recently.
“It [NAB] has suddenly activated… I am myself a lawyer, an FIR should be lodged if a crime has been committed, at least the criminal law says the same,” said Shah.
FIA had never interfered in the provincial matters before, said the chief minister, adding that there was no need for other (federal) departments over matters relating to corruption in the province.
“I have reservations over FIA… they shouldn’t be here,” he added.
Shah went on to say that unnecessary raids were carried out at Civic Centre and land files were confiscated. “In search of one or two files, four to five thousand files were taken away from there,” he added.
“The federation should protect our rights,” he concluded.