Nisar rejects demands to form JC to probe Mustafa Kamal’s allegations


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday rejected the demands from some quarters about formation of a Judicial Commission (JC) to investigate allegations of former Karachi Mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal against Altaf Hussain.

He said it was not quite necessary to set up a commission on every press conference and certain claims.

Addressing a press conference, Nisar said Mustafa Kamal neither mentioned anything new in his press conference, nor he produced any documentary evidence to support his allegations.

He said that Mustafa Kamal had left Pakistan at his own will and now returned and addressed a press conference on his own.

He said there was no obligatory on the government to respond or issue its viewpoint in response to all political statements.

The minister said if Mustafa Kamal had any evidence, he could share it with FIA officials.

Ch Nisar invited Mustafa Kamal or any other to share evidence and made it clear that there would be no injustice with MQM or anyone else.

With regard to claims of MQM leader Sarfraz Merchant about money laundering, the minister said he had formed a committee to investigate and added Sarfraz Merchant did share some evidence on media.

“The team would ask Merchant to come to Pakistan and share documentary proofs. In case, he does not come, we will send a team to the United Kingdom to interview him for which permission would be sought from the British government,” he said and added the committee would meet on Monday.

The minister contradicted a report that there is a proposal to restrict powers of FIA. He said FIA was doing well and had recovered Rs 14.6 billion during the last two years in corruption cases.

He said there were overlapping functions of FIA and NAB, and these would be considered. He categorically stated that this does not mean clipping of powers of either FIA or NAB.

Answering a question, the minister said he had taken notice of mobile phone towers in residential areas and directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe the matter.

He said installation of mobile phone towers at inappropriate places in Capital have negative effects of their radiation on people’s health.

Ch Nisar said he was trying to conduct a study on the matter and a report would be presented to him within a month.