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Govt awaits final report on the Rangers deployment issue: Ashan Iqbal

09 October, 2017

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NAROWAL: Interior Minister Ashan Iqbal says the government awaits ‘final report’ on the Rangers’ deployment issue outside an accountability court in Islamabad last week.

Speaking at a gathering organised by local traders late on Saturday night, he said it would be premature to say much on the matter as the inquiry report had yet to come.

“I had not accompanied Nawaz Sharif to the court. The chief commissioner told me that the Rangers had taken over the charge of the court (security) without permission. I went there keeping in view the severity of the situation,” Mr Iqbal said, recalling the Oct 2 episode.

“I reached the accountability court where the chief commissioner told me that the Rangers had taken over the charge of the court security without legal permission and that the Rangers commander on the spot was not ready to obey orders.

“After this I had two options — remain in office and watch this scene on TV screen or to go on the spot and get the first-hand knowledge of the situation as to why such a severe step had been taken,” he elaborated.

Referring to the US criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the minister said the American leadership’s statement against the project should serve as an eye-opener for people. “Since Pakistan is an atomic power, some countries do not want its economy to become stronger.”

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