‘Jundullah leader possessed bogus Pakistani NIC’
By Jamal Khurshid
Karachi: Jundullah leader, Abdul Malik Rigi, possessed a bogus Pakistani national identity card (NIC), claimed Federal Interior Minster Rehman Malik while talking to media personnel on Thursday outside the Accountability Court.
The interior minister said that bogus identity cards used to be made in the country, and ruled out the possibility of Rigi’s identity card being genuine. He said that Rigi’s brother was also extradited to Iran by Pakistani authorities, and that even he had a fake NIC. It is worth noting that Abdul Malik Rigi is accused of being the mastermind of a series of bombings and killings in Iranian territory, and was arrested by Iranian authorities.
Malik also contradicted media reports indicating differences between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and coalition partners, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). “Some quarters wanted to create differences between the PPP and the MQM, but they will fail. I have received a call from MQM Chief Altaf Hussain, and I will meet him soon,” he said. To a query about the termination of his services as an FIA official, he said that such claims were baseless, and when the competent authority will inquire about the matter, he will submit his reply accordingly.
On question about holding local bodies election under the supervision of Rangers, Malik said that it would be premature to comment on the matter, but added that whenever any province required the Rangers’ services, the interior ministry will assist them in holding local bodies polls. He assured the media that local bodies elections will be held in a transparent manner.
Source: The News