ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said it was quite astonishing to learn that a leader of political party has demanded Rangers to carry out accountability.
In a statement issued here, the Minister said, “It is against the law and unconstitutional to extend any invitation to Rangers for accountability.” He said every citizens has a right to freedom of expression and speech but it should be within the ambit of law and the constitution.
He said all Pakistanis acknowledge performance and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan Army under the dynamic leadership of Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Raheel Sharif. Pakistan Army has been enjoying all accolades as they are performing their duties efficiently, authorised to them by constitution and law of the land.
He said raising such demands to Pakistan Army and Rangers aimed at attaining political point-scoring can make these national institutions controversial; it can also impair the actual purpose of the Karachi operation against the criminals.
He regretted that it is unfortunate and inappropriate to politicise the role and performance of Pakistan Army and Rangers by issuing such political statements.
“It is an unwise act on part of a political leader by involving state institutions for political gains. It is against democratic norms, he added. He said the politics of allegations was easy but it was difficult to perform upto the mark and find out solutions to the problems.
The Minister said today’s Pakistan is far better than that of 2013, adding that at one side peace of Karachi is returning to normalcy and on the whole law and order situation in the country was also improving.