Karachi operation not against any political party: Mushahidullah

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary Information Senator Mushahidullah Khan said the federal government has restored peace and economic activities in Karachi.


Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday, he said that the PML-N government had made all out efforts in restoring peace in “mini-Pakistan”, adding that “now it’s the turn of people of Sindh province that whom they vote in Local Government (LG) elections.

In the past, he said, PML-N, during its two tenures, held local government elections and now it was going to conduct those again for the third time.

Mushahidullah said that the LG elections will go a long way towards devolution of power to lower level. People faced myriad of difficulties and problems and it was the time their problems are resolved, he added.

Khan said that parties should participate in the process of LG election in a peaceful manner, adding that he was confident of the capabilities of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in maintaining peace during the polls.

Mushahidullah said that the PML-N had not issued any ticket for LG elections so far to its any party candidate in the country.

Replying to a question, he said that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was now being called as “Shikast (defeat) Khan”.

Answering a query regarding Kalabagh Dam, he said it could not be built until unanimous decision by all provinces, federal government or stakeholders.

To a question, Mushahidullah said no National Finance Commission (NFC) award had been announced so far that was not supported by chief ministers of all the provinces.

Mushahidullah said that Karachi operation was not against any political party but it was against terrorists and criminals. And if anyone had reservations he could register that with the newly formed “Redressal Committee,” he added.

Khan said that his party’s behaviour was a democratic one towards the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and even towards the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) despite PTI’s bad behaviour on the issue of its MNAs’ resignations from assemblies.