ISLAMABAD (92 News) – State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi said on Thursday that the violence acts of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) workers have been recorded by cameras during the appearance of former president Asif Ali Zaradai and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhuttto in National Accountability Bureau.
Speaking to the journalists, Shehray Afridi warned that the government will take firm action against the elements who take law into their hands. He termed that no one is above law and constitution, irrespective of their status.
The state minister said that all political parties should take a proactive approach to resolve all issues responsibly and violence cannot be allowed for political purposes. He said that yesterday nine security officials were beaten by the PPP workers.
“We have not done injustice with anyone, acts of the PPP workers have been recorded by the cameras. The PPP leadership should explain about who is behind the party,” he said. He also condemned the yesterday incident of violence with the security officials.
“We held many protests but never took law into our hands. My family also took part in the movement of Pakistan, Shehryar said. He added that the decisions always should take collectively for integrity of the country.
“Providing the security to the protestors is responsibility of state but it should never happen that the security providers should be beaten with sticks, he explained.
The state minister said that Pakistan is passing through a critical juncture when it is facing fifth generation war and external hostilities by enemies.
Case lodged against PPP workers, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar
Earlier today, a case has been registered against PPP workers and Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar for attacking police officials and causing a disturbance in Islamabad.
The case was lodged at the Secretariat police station a day after PPP workers gathered when PPP leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari appeared before NAB at the bureau's Islamabad office on March 20.
They clashed with the police and attempted to enter NAB's building. Twenty workers are in custody and 50 others have been declared absconders.
They have been charged under sections 109 (abetment), 341 (wrongful restraint), 188 (disobedience to public order), 149 (collective punishment for an unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 353 (assault on a public official to deter him from his duty) and 186 (obstructing a public servant from discharging their duties) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Asif Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto record statements before NAB
A day earlier, PPP
chairman Bilawal Bhutto and co-chairman Asif Zardari recorded their statements before the NAB in the mega money laundering case.
A five-member team interrogated Bilawal Bhutto, while Asif Zardari was investigated by 11-member team for one hour. Both were given a 20-question questionnaire each and asked to submit the reply till March 30.
Bilawal Bhutto expressed his dissociation from the fake accounts case. “It is beyond understanding why I have been included in the case. I have never done corruption. The NAB should keep the facts in mind. I hope the NAB will not summon me again,” he said.
About the Park Lane case, he said that he was very young when the company was formed.
He requested to submit the written replies to some questions.
In his statement, Asif Zardari said that the Park Lane Company matter is 28-year-old and remember it a little. The audio and video statement was recorded.
Both leaders were accompanied by several party leaders including Assefa Bhutto.