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Nisar terms Dasti’s allegations baseless

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Published: March 1, 2014 04:15 pm

ISLAMABAD, March 1: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has termed the allegations levelled by MNA Jamshed Dasti against some parliamentarians baseless, saying the Parliament Lodges are not being used for any kind of immoral activities.

Speaking on the floor of the Lower House, the Minister said he has personally investigated the matter after Dasti’s charges and assures the House that his allegations are absolutely baseless. He said 23 cameras are installed in the building of Parliament Lodges which is fully secured as 77 policemen, in addition to several intelligence officials, are deployed for security purposes.

“Every single vehicle except those of sitting parliamentarians are thoroughly checked before allowing entry in the Parliament Lodges,” he
added. Nisar said he is ready to further investigate the matter if the accuser provides any specific details or evidence about any such incident. Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbassi, who chaired the fifth sitting of 9th session, informed  the House that Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has written a letter to MNA Jamshed Dasti to present evidence in order to verify his allegations till March 3.

To a point of order raised by lawmakers Aaisha Gulalai (PTI), Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (AMLP), Naeema Kishwar Khan (JUI-F), Sahibzada Tariq Ullah (JI) regarding the migration of thousands of people from Waziristan due toa possible military operation, the Interior Minister said neither any operation was underway against the militants nor any decision has been made in this regard.

The House did not take up two calling attention notices (CANs). Jointly sponsored by five lawmakers including Sheikh Rashid Ahmed  (AMLP), Maulana Muhammad Gohar Shah (JUI-F), Jamshed Ahmad Dasti (Independent), Iftikharuddin (APML), Muhammad Zain Elahi (Independent), the House did not take up a CAN regarding the expected termination of thousands of contractual employees from  various federal government departments.

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