Federal govt should declare Raisani's govt failed: Umrani
16 October, 2012
QUETTA: Balochistan Pakistan People's Party (PPP) President Muhammad Sadiq Umrani on Monday said the federal government, keeping in view the orders of the Supreme Court, should declare the Aslam Raisani-led Balochistan government failed and form a new governmental structure in the province.
Addressing a news conference at his residence, the provincial minister said that he had spoken against the incompetence of the provincial government, the chief minister, the worsening law and order and the rampant corruption in the government quarters.
He said that while issuing the interim order over the law and order situation in the province, the chief justice of Pakistan also notified his reservations. "My words are unambiguous. The provincial government has failed to establish its writ in the province and the loss of human lives on daily basis is a clear example of it," he said. Addressing the Balochistan chief secretary, other secretaries and government machinery, he said that after the court's order, the provincial government stood illegitimate and unconstitutional and the orders of the Balochistan CM carried no constitutional and legal weight.
"Therefore, no orders of the CM should be followed," Umrani maintained. He was of the view that if secretaries followed the Balochistan CM's directives after SC interim order, it would be considered as a crime and the followers of such orders would have to bear burden of contempt of court.
He demanded that the federal government ask the Balochistan governor, who is the representative of the federal government in the province, to call the session of Balochistan Assembly to elect new leader of the House.
He alleged that the incumbent government has meted out injustices and revengeful acts to the masses of the province.
To a question, he said that the provincial assembly existed; however, the government had lost its writ after the interim order of the court.
To another question, he said that he had been vocal on the floor of the assembly and outside it against injustices and would standby truth ever.
Answering another question, he said that the recent floods in Naseerabad division had affected 1 million people but the CM did not even visit the flood-affected area, adding, "the CM had made Islamabad the campus of CM House Balochistan".
Clearing his position, he said that he had taken no privileges from the government for the past four and half years.
"The three security guards given by government were also taken back as a punishment for speaking the truth," Umrani concluded.