Appointing ISI chief army’s prerogative: Khurshid

Published October 26, 2021
PPP leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah speaks to the media in this file photo. — DawnNewsTV
PPP leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah speaks to the media in this file photo. — DawnNewsTV

SUKKUR: PPP leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has said that appointing the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is the prerogative of the army and political parties should not even comment on it.

Speaking at his first news conference at the local press club after being released from the Sukkur jail recently, he said the issue of appointment of the National Accountability Bureau chairman should also be resolved in accordance with the Constitution and legal procedure.

“Otherwise, another adverse situation may arise,” he warned.

Mr Shah criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government for “disturbing national institutions, thus providing hostile external forces, as well as anti-state elements within the country, a chance to take advantage of the situation”.

He said that the forces that brought Imran Khan and his party to power were now feeling uneasy in the wake of indecision regarding appointments in the national institutions.

Mr Shah also rejected the PTI government’s claim about an improvement having been brought about in the national economy, saying that a comparison of relevant facts and figures of 2012 and 2016 with those of the last three/four years would negate the claim.

Published in Dawn, October 26th, 2021

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