KARACHI: Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) brokered no deal with former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to oust him from presidency, instead joint pressure of political parties forced the dictator to resign.
Talking to media at his office on Tuesday, Khuhro said that political forces joined hands for the demand of impeachment of the military ruler, which forced Musharraf to exit ‘through a safe passage’. “All political forces were in favour of giving this safe passage to Musharraf,” he said adding the cases of former military ruler were in courts and now they would decide his fate.
He lashed out at Tahirul Qadri on blaming democracy for the problems of the country and said that Qadri had given proof of his ignorance towards the democratic norms through his statement. He said that Imran Khan supported the unconstitutional referendum of Pervez Musharraf and now he was demanding democracy in the country.
He said that Imran Khan would not call off his rally on August 14 on the appeal of PML-N leaders and would hold his gathering as he has a character to support unconstitutional ways to derail democracy likewise he supported Musharraf in 2000.
The senior minister also denied rumors of changes in Sindh government and said that the current setup would continue to serve the province. He said that mid-term elections could not be held in the country on the wishes of a person; however, he said that the mid-term elections give a sense of power to people.
He said that there is electricity crisis in the country, which was a gift to the nation of the last dictator. He said that instead of focusing on the problems being faced by the nation, the dictators had always focused to fan difference among provinces. He said that there are several channels in Sindh River, where electricity could be produced without storing water.
Khuhro said that there are 4000 to5000 schools closed in Sindh and the provincial education department was working with NGOs and journalists to identify them and take action against elements involved in their closure.
He said that the education department officers were overburdened due to lack of staff. “One official is holding two or three responsibilities simultaneously,” he said.