NAB, FIA have no right to conduct raids in Sindh: Qaim


Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have no jurisdiction to conduct raids in Sindh. ”

This he said while talking to media in a FPCCI programme on Monday, he said that the executive authority of the federal government or officers of its agencies could not perform the functions of Sindh government in respect of criminal offences regarding corruption of the provincial civil servants.

He said the Sindh government usually gives powers to the Rangers but without asking the Sindh government, the NAB and FIA have been allowed by the Centre to conduct raids in provincial and local government offices, arrest officers and make the day-to-day working of the government paralyzed. “I would not allow this. I consider it as an invasion,” he said.

Replying to a question, he said that the Sindh was the first province which enacted local government law but elections could not be conducted as it was challenged in the court of law. He said we would not go to extend the local government election date. We are ready and we would hold election on September 20.

He, however, ducked a question regarding extending the powers of Rangers for another four months.