NOWSHERA: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Secretary and Excise and Taxation Minister Liaqat Shabab has said the claims made by Dr Zulfiqar Mirza could not be refuted as he spoke while taking oath on the Holy Quran.
Talking to party workers and reporters on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, he said Dr Zulfiqar Mirza’s assertions had greater significance than the May 2 incident at Abbottabad, a reference to the action by the US Navy SEALs that led to the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, and the Mehran Base attack in Karachi.
He said now the ball was in the court of the Army, media and government to respond to the disclosures made by former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza.
Liaqat Shabab said the press conference by Dr Zulfiqar Mirza in Karachi was against the party’s discipline and the PPP had to take action against him, yet the disclosures made by him could not be undermined keeping the national interest in view.
“The press conference addressed by the PPP leader was a reference to the conspiracies being hatched against Pakistan,” he said while talking about the serious allegations levelled by Dr Zulfiqar Mirza against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain and Federal Interior Minister Rahman Malik.
Liaqat Shabab argued that PPP’s rivals also acknowledged PPP Co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari’s spirit of tolerance and compromises made in the larger interest of the country as envisioned by the slain party leader Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.
He added that the fate of Interior Minister Rahman Malik would be decided by the PPP’s Central Executive Committee in case he had done anything detrimental to the national interest. Asked whether Zulfiqar Mirza was authorised to speak to the media on the issue, he said, the PPP leader said the disclosures made by him might be evaluated and scrutinised.