Nisar, Rasheed disregard advice to avoid Quetta visit

Jun 18, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister pervez-rashid-says-no-stalemate-in-parliamentary-committee-1363853148-5949-600x350undertook the visit to Quetta and Ziarat on Sunday morning by disregarding advice the security and intelligence gathering agencies asking them not to go there.

The both stayed in the troubled province all the day and interacted with the people belonging to various shades of opinion when the day of mourning was observed officially for the victims of bus and Bolan Complex attacks.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked the two ministers to visit Quetta and Ziarat for making assessment of the situation on ground.

The prime minister is extremely saddened about the two incidents of Saturday where the innocent people including students and nurses were killed in attacks on bus and later in the medical complex while the national heritage and last residence of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was destroyed by the miscreants through bombing earlier.

Well placed sources told The News here on Sunday that federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan was in constant contact with the provincial administration and law enforcing agencies throughout Saturday and kept reporting to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about it regularly. The ministers decided to proceed to Quetta Saturday evening but in the absence of night landing facilities at Quetta airport they had to defer the programme till next morning. The ministers were advised by the security agencies till Sunday morning to call off their programme due to security reasons but both were adamant and proceeded according to their schedule. They were particular about visiting Ziarat since they had emotional attachment with the sight. They again ruled out the advice after reaching Quetta to reconsider their programme of leaving for Ziarat. They were visibly disturbed about the ugly incident of bombing the Ziarat Residency and questioned again and again about the incident after reaching the historic place. They offered their condolence on the killing of the guard who was targeted by the miscreants and died at the spot. The two ministers will submit their report to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before attending the National Assembly sitting on Monday where they will make some important announcements about the two very condemnable criminal incidents, the sources said. (Courtesy: Nation)