The Senate was informed Tuesday that there was no proposal under consideration about setting up of offices of the banned organisations in the country.
“The issue relates to news reports. The federal government has no proposal under consideration regarding setting up of offices by banned organisations. We have also not received any formal request in this regard,” Minister of State for Interior Baleeghur Rehman told the House in response to a Calling Attention Notice.
The notice was moved to the House by the ANP senators who had expressed strong reservations over the statement of a PTI provincial minister in the KPK government.
The members had contested that the banned outfits could not be allowed to sett up regular offices like political parties when they do not recognise the country’s Constitution and writ of the State. Furthermore, they had stated that many among them were killers and proclaimed offenders and carry head money on them.
The minister, in response, said that statements attributed to Imran Khan and the provincial minister are media reports while the government has not received anything formally from Imran Khan or the provincial government.
“There is clarity in the stance and stand of the federal government and there is no such proposal under consideration,” he added.
He assured the House of necessary action if any action is taken against the law and the Constitution. “The government cannot remain silent on such an act and shall move to stop it.”