Govt mulling over banning military wings of political parties
PESHAWAR: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Friday said that the political parties were free to do anything under the law and the constitution, however the government was mulling over banning all the armed wings associated with political parties.
“528 NGOs have billions of rupees’ budget for which we have no objection, however the NGOs which are working in accordance with the law will carry on. While for the NGOs which are trying to get involved in politics, we will have to find a way out for them whether what action to be taken about their NOCs,” Sheikh Rasheed said while addressing a press conference in Peshawar.
He said the government had decided to take notice of the NGOs which were involved in politics.
“On directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan to make the process of visa making easier, manual visas came to a halt from now onward in a bid to end corruption,” he said.
The interior minister also said that his ministry had sent Jamiat Ulema e Islam-F leader Mufti Kifayat’s case to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. “We will not allow anyone to speak against Pakistan Army, the law will take course against such miscreants,” he said.
He also said that Nawaz Sharif’s passport would not be renewed on Feb 16, after it will expire.