No evidence so far of girl in Johi killed on Karo kari pretext: Ghani

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Staff Reporter

Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani has said that Sindh government after taking prompt notice of an alleged incident in which an eleven year old girl was killed on the pretext of karo-kari in a village of Johi town of district Dadu has directed the district Police to investigate the incident comprehensively without leaving any stone unturned.
He said this while addressing a press conference on Sunday. Saeed Ghani informed that the Imam who led the funeral prayers of the girl as well as her father had been arrested by the Police. The provincial minister for Information said that so far, no witness of the incident had been found by the Police. He said that according to the statement of the parents of the girl shed died after hit by a stone as she fell down from a mound.
Saeed Ghani said that albeit there was information about a Jirga held to decide the fate of the deceased girl but Police had found no evidence about that so far. The provincial minister said that the body of the girl would be exhumed on the orders of the court.
He said that the district Police had already requested the session judge for the appointment of medical officer and the relevant court staff in this regard. Saeed Ghani told that the family of the victim belonged to the mountainous area of Kirthar range. The provincial minister informed that the Singh government would comprehensively investigate the incident.
He said that Chairman Pakistan Peoaple’s Party had also taken notice of the incident and asked Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah to look into every detail of the incident. Responding to a question Saeed Ghani said that if ever Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf wanted a novel system of local government it would have to pass legislation from the provincial assembly. The provincial minister for information said that the Sindh government had the right to decide about the form of local government system in the province.
He said that the Sindh government didn’t behave with the lawmakers of the MQM in the same way in the Sindh Assembly, as the PTI did with the members of PML-N in Punjab.
Saeed Ghani said that the federal government had not paid a single penny out of 162 billion it announced for Karachi long ago.
Responding to another question the minister said that PPP had never supported the forced eviction of people from their homes but whatever the Police did in Chisti Nagar, it did it on the orders of the court which any government had to follow in letter and spirit.