KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Ali Zaidi should have told before that someone had dropped the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report at his doorstep.
“Political pressure started building upon us because of Ali Zaidi, therefore we decided to make the JIT report public,” Murad Ali Shah said while addressing media outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Islamabad.
If it was known before that an unknown person gave him the JIT on a motorcycle, then even media would not have given coverage to him, he said in response to the federal minister’s allegation that the Sindh government did not release the full JIT report. The claims had stirred a debate on talk shows. While, Zaidi later in a live TV programme relayed that somebody arrive at his house on motorcycle and gave the report to his watchman.
The chief minister said trusting on a statement of Ali Zaidi was difficult. He did not believe that the PM would make an irresponsible statement either, however anything could happen here.
“The JIT comprising seven signatures is possessed by the Sindh government. The JIT has 35 pages and every page has signatures of relevant authorities,” he said.
The Sindh CM said Ali Zaidi wanted to benefit the criminals by making the JIT controversial.
The JIT contained names of the people, whoever were associated with Uzair Baloch, he added.
On Jul 7, Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Syed Ali Haider Zaidi had said that the Joint Investigation Report (JIT) of Lyari Gang War ringleader Uzair Baloch issued by the Sindh government was incomplete and it was missing names of six important Pakistan Peoples Party leaders.
“The JIT report issued by the Sindh government comprised of 35 pages only, while the original report had more pages in it,” Ali Zaidi had said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad. He was flanked by Information Minister Shibli Faraz on this occasion.
The Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf leader had said Abdul Qadir Patel tasked Uzair Baloch to kill Jaleel, brother of Razzq Commando, because he killed Abdul Qadir Patel’s coordinator.
According to the original JIT, Owais Muzaffar and Sharjeel Memon used to supervise gangsters after resignation of Zulfiqar Mirza, he had said.