Govt wants to put off elections, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD — Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has alleged that the government wanted to postpone the general elections by launching a military operation in North Waziristan.

By (Our Correspondent)

Published: Sun 21 Oct 2012, 12:13 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 1:21 PM

Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House here, Nisar said his party the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided that it would not support the bill on dual nationality in any case and the ruling of the Supreme Court in this regard would be implemented.

He said the PML-N has proposed to allocate seats for overseas Pakistanis. However, it has been decided that dual nationality holders must not be allowed to hold any public office including assembly membership or be part of any government department.

Nisar termed the Accountability Bill introduced by the government as a ‘tool to legalise theft and robberies’ saying such a bill could never be supported.

Referring to government’s intention to present a resolution in the National Assembly in favour of a military operation in North Waziristan, Nisar said the world has been outraged by the attack on Malala Yousafzai but the government should clearly identify the elements against whom it wants to take action. “Who are those people?”

“Pakistani Taleban are divided into various groups. There are some with whom the Army entered into agreements. There are other Taleban in Pakistan who have links with India,” he observed.

“Those committing terrorist activities are criminals elements who are using the name of Taleban,” he said, adding that the genuine Taleban are fighting in Afghanistan.

Nisar said that an operation in North Waziristan would make Pakistan further insecure. The government wanted to create a situation to delay the elections.

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