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August 31, 2013

Report on Mohajir Republican Army is correct: Nisar

 
August 31, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said the report on the existence of Mohajir Republican Army (MRA) was correct but it was not to be presented to the Supreme Court (SC).
He announced in the National Assembly (NA) the withdrawal of the report in response to the concerns raised by the MQM legislator Khawaja Sohail Mansur.
Nisar told the House that the report was of administrative and intelligence nature. “It is not the kind of report which should be submitted to the SC,” he said adding that he had written to the SC about its withdrawal.
He said it was true that the name of Mohajir Republican Army was mentioned in an administrative meeting but no permission was given to submit the report to the apex court.Nisar said the news regarding the existence of the Mohajir Republican Army has been published in newspapers but he was not aware of it. “The government is withdrawing the report after tendering an apology,” he said.
In the same vein, Nisar said he had not stated that the report was wrong.About the firing incident on the vehicle of Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, the minister said an investigation was underway and he was not satisfied with the initial report of the police. “The matter will be probed thoroughly,” he maintained.

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