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Past policies of military, political elite ‘caused mess’

ISLAMABAD: In an impassioned speech in the National Assembly on Friday, Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan held the past policies of the military and political elite responsible for bringing the country to a level where it has become difficult to govern.

“We are all responsible for creating this mess in the country, where it is easy to commit bad deeds and people find it difficult to do good things,” the minister said while winding up a debate on the performance of his ministry. Even worse, he added, there was no difference between the good and bad in the country.

Chaudhry Nisar cited a number of incidents to substantiate his claim about mis-governance the country had descended into and explained how the present government was trying to clear the deck.

“In a meeting during the previous PPP time, which I attended as a leader of the opposition on national security of the country, the then army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani presented a list of banned organisations present in the country. When I contested the figure based on information which the government had been presenting in the then National Assembly, in response, the army chief said actually there was some miscommunication,” the minister said, highlighting the chronic lack of coordination among government departments.

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