Islamabad, August 31(ANI): The Pakistan Government will not constitute any judicial commission to probe the allegations levelled by former Sindh minister Zulfiqar Mirza against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan has said.
The Supreme Court is the right forum to test Mirza’s allegations and it has already taken suo moto notice on the Karachi situation, The Nation quoted Awan, as saying while addressing a press conference.
Responding to a question, the Information Minister said that if anyone had documentary evidence against anyone, the court is the appropriate forum for it.
The court had sought facts about those involved in the target killing incidents in Karachi, she added.
Mirza, a former provincial senior minister, had recently alleged that MQM leader Altaf Hussain admitted in a meeting with him that he and his party were partners in a plot by the United States to divide Pakistan.
Mirza went on to blame MQM for backing target killers, extortionists and kidnappers to maintain its political influence in the city through terror.
Lashing out at Malik, Mirza had said: “Rehman Malik is such a compulsive liar that if he is having an apple when you call him, he will say he is having a banana.”
Mirza also stated that Malik was not loyal to Pakistan, pointing out that the Interior Minister’s entire family lives in London, and claimed that if “any harm comes to Pakistan in the future, it will be because of Rehman Malik.”
Subsequently, the Interior Minister wrote a letter to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, seeking a judicial investigation into the allegations levelled against him by Mirza.
“I can respond to these allegations myself, but I have requested the prime minister to initiate an independent inquiry through a Supreme Court judge,” Malik told reporters. (ANI)