Interior Minister submits objections over Quetta Commission report to Supreme Court
Counsel for the interior ministry, Makhdoom Ali Khan, submitted a 64-page reply raising several objections in the judicial commission report authored by Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
“It is evident that the interior ministry, and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, in the last three years have diligently pursued measures for counter terrorism. It is not denied that more work is required to eliminate terrorism from Pakistan.
It may, however, be appreciated that it is due to the untiring efforts of the ministry, under the leadership of Nisar, Pakistan Army and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies that incidents of terrorism have been reduced in the last three years,” the reply read.
The report stated that federal and provincial governments so far have spent Rs4.6 billion as compensation to victims in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh, while Rs1.06 billion has been spent as compensation to victims in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Further, the counsel told the top court that the adverse observations and findings of the commission, in respect to the interior ministry and Chaudhry Nisar are, unnecessary, uncalled for and in violation of natural justice.