Centre can only advise province under Article 149: Durrani

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Observer Report

Karachi

Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani on Saturday said that federal government can only advise to the provincial government under the Article 149. Durrani was talking to the media outside an accountability court here.
“It is wrongly assumed that the Centre can control a province under the constitution’s Article 149,” Siraj Durrani said.
Durrani backed a statement of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional’s chief Pir Pagara about Karachi. He said, Karachi should again be made the federal capital, as the city was the seat of the federal government at the time of Pakistan’s creation.
He said the garbage problem in Karachi only remained the focus of politics.
Pir Pagara had earlier expressed surprise over the statement of law minister Farogh Naseem, and said that the federal minister (instead of it) should demand for bringing back the seat of federal government to Karachi.