Nawaz Sharif shared
Ajmal Kasab’s address
with India: alleges Rasheed


ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Wednesday claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif shared Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab’s Pakistan address with India.

Addressing an inauguration ceremony of e-passport in Islamabad, the interior minister said that the PML-N supremo provided the contact details in Faridkot of the Mumbai attacker with New Delhi.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed presenting e-passport to Prime Minister Imran Khan at the inauguration ceremony of e-passport in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Accusing the former prime minister of orchestrating conspiracies against the country, Rasheed said they took money from al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

The statement from the senior federal minister came a day after the government accused Nawaz Sharif of collaborating with foreign forces to topple the Imran Khan government through the no-confidence motion.

Federal ministers Asad Umar and Fawad Chauhdry Tuesday had claimed that the PML-N leader is behind the conspiracy which was revealed in a “threat letter” sent to the government.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed further asked, “who facilitated the signing of the charter of democracy when Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif were brought together?”

Rasheed said that he is proud of doing politics with Imran Khan.

Pointing towards the prime minister who was present at the occasion, the minister told him to not forgive those who are abandoning him.

“They will come back to you. Kick them. Don’t forgive,” he said.

Rasheed added: “You forgive everyone. They don’t deserve.”

The minister reminded the prime minister that he had suggested him to impose Governor’s Rule in Sindh and call snap elections.

“I am not PTI but stand by Imran Khan.”

In his remarks, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that the validity of the passport has been extended from five to ten years to facilitate overseas Pakistanis. He said we have also started a service under which a passport is being issued in twenty-four hours.

Sheikh Rashid said that eighty-eight new NADRA centres have been established across the country over the last few years. He said it is because of the launch of drone service that terrorist activities have been foiled in the federal capital this month.

Foreign written threatening letter

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said that he knows nothing about the “written letter” received by Prime Minister Imran Khan that portrays a threat and gives proof that money has been pouring in the country from abroad,” 

Rasheed restated his help for PM Imran Khan, saying the PM will defeat the endeavours of the Opposition to expel him. In his continuation, Rasheed also added that some of the PTI’s individuals are also used as a tool to overturn the present-day government.

“Imran Khan is laying the foundation of an independent foreign policy,” he said, reiterating that he stands with PM Imran Khan whether he is in power or not. He added, the establishment is with Pakistan and the military forces are on the same page and are only concerned about the National interest.

In light of JUI-F’s public gathering scheduled today, he said that the party is not allowed to hold today’s rally. However, he said, PML-N has the permission to hold their rally.

On the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, he said that if the motion is tabled today, voting will be held on Monday (April 4).

Concerning the political nature, he expressed that things will be clear during the time of March 29-31. However, “My political insight says what is going on could change even an hour prior to the democratic on the grounds that the Opposition needs to carry 172 individuals to the Assembly,” he added.

He said he had requested that PM Imran Khan report decisions after Hajj, break up the Punjab Assembly, and force the lead representative’s standard in Sindh as individuals [MNAs] were being purchased.