Ch. Nisar lashes out at opponents over criticism on security agencies

Ch. Nisar lashes out at opponents over criticism on security agencies

ISLAMABAD: The other issue, he mentioned was the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) and said the world has recognized Pakistan's successes in war on terrorism.

Thanks to strenuous efforts and sacrifices of people and Armed Forces , the incidents of terrorism decreased, he said and added before 2013, 5 to 6 incidents of terrorism were used to happen per day in the country.

He said undue criticism of security agencies was not a service to the country. "It is his duty as Interior Minister to refute wrong impression created about the security agencies .

The security agencies are giving sacrifices for Pakistan and we should stand by them," he added.

The terrorists are on the run and they are desperately hitting soft targets, he said and added 20,000 Intelligence-Based Operations (IBOs) have been carried out which helped to prevent several terrorist attacks.

Answering a question, he said Ministry of Interior has been coordinating with regard to the implementation of NAP.

The Minister said the opposition was not serious in measures against corruption but it was exploiting the issue to secure political vested interests.

The minister said politics in Pakistan was gripped by hypocrisy and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan should ask Chairman Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on container that from where Surrey and Dubai Palaces and Swiss bank money came from.

He also took a dig at PPP and said what was the relation of PPP and model Ayyan Ali who was facing money laundering charges.

He recalled, "One responsible person came to me and offered reconciliation with PPP if Ayyan Ali is released and Dr Asim Hussain is bailed out, which is not possible for me as a honest person."

Ch. Nisar said some leaders of PPP had made a nexus against him and they leveled false allegations against him which was not appropriate.

He said the practice of leveling false allegations against him should be stopped and proposed to have a debate (Manazra) in presence of renowned journalists, or they can set up a Commission with representations of credible retired judges and or they can approach Supreme Court.

Answering another question, he said some arrests have been made in connection with Quetta incident and added those responsible of Quetta attack would not be spared and taken to task.

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