JUI-F to be taken to task if violates law

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Irfan Aligi

Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) Chief Organiser Saifullah Niazi said that Karachi is the revenue engine of Pakistan and the people of the city have mandated to PTI to rule over the country. Developed and modernised Karachi is the guarantee of Pakistan’s brighter future.
He said that the Prime Minister Imran Khan is giving due focus on Karachi’s issues and problems and is determined to forthwith resolve them. This he said while talking to Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, PTI Central Deputy Secretary General Ashraf Qureshi, and Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Parliamentary leader in Sindh Assembly Halim Adil Shaikh, MPA Khurram Sher Zaman, Jamal Siddiqui and others were on the occasion of Dinner hosted in his honour at the Insaf House Karachi.
Niazi said that internal conflicts in political parties were no new thing as it keeps happening but he has the priority to end the conflicts among party leaders. He was pointing at internal conflict between Firdous Shamim Naqvi and Halim Adil Shaikh and the earlier was not present at the Insaf House during that press conference.
He said that Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman would only be allowed to give his sit-in along with his followers but the only thing he has to ensure is the complete obedience to law and respect to his written agreement with the government. In case, Rehman would make attempts to cross the limits and break the law and violated the agreement then he should rest assured that the state machinery and law would take its due course rapidly.
PTI Chief Organiser Saifullah Niazi expressed these views during a press conference at the Insaf House in Karachi, Monday.
He said that his visit to Sindh was aimed at restructuring the PTI organisation in Sindh but the PTI won’t tolerate those who would try to create groups with the PTI. Important matters regarding party’s reorganization would be finalised by Sunday, he added.
He said that he is on his visit to Karachi so that he could sit together with all the leaders and dispel the clouds of internal conflicts and grouping within the PTI. New party organisation would be announced by coming week.
Niazi said that protest is legal and democratic right of Maulana Fazlur Rehman. As far as PTI’s past sit-in was concerned, the party had first demanded to open at least four electoral constituencies and that the party had not signed any agreement with the then government of Nawaz Sharif and failing to see the opening of the electoral constituencies to prove the rigging, the party was compelled to give a sit-in. PTI had said it would go up to D-Chowk and it went to it but as Maulana Fazlur Rehman has reached a written agreement with the administration of Islamabad, he would be responsible for any lawful action against him in case he would violate that agreement.
On a question, he said that investigations on Tezgam inferno are being conducted and those responsible for that immense tragedy would be taken to task.
Speaking at the press conference, PTI Central Deputy Secretary General Ashraf Qureshi said that a strategy is being in pipe line to cement the PTI organisation at grass root level. Niazi had also called on Sindh Governor Imran Ismail.