- Maj-Gen M Saeed says forming alliances or working independently prerogative of political parties
Rejecting the rumors that the paramilitary force had given any guidelines to a political party, the Rangers Sindh director general on Monday said it is political parties that make decisions about forming an alliance with other political groups or working independently.
“It is a wrong impression that Rangers gives any guidelines to a political party,” said Major General Muhammad Saeed while talking to reporters in Karachi.
The Rangers director general’s comments come at a time when the role of the ‘establishment’ in Karachi politics is drawing criticism after two political parties’ alliance fell apart in less than 24 hours last week.
The DG Rangers Sindh went on to say that the political parties can do their politics but there should be no violence. “Our only concern is that what had been in the past should not be done again,” he said, referring to the law and order issue in the metropolis.
Maj Gen Saeed said the MQM-P and PSP had been in contact for the last eight months. “There are cases against MQM-P leaders and we have not retreated a single inch on that.”
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal had on last Saturday disclosed that the alleged broker of his party’s alliance with the Dr Farooq Sattar-led Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) that could only last two days.
“I will rather say that the MQM-Pakistan was launched in the office of Major General Bilal Akbar [the then DG Rangers Sindh],” Kamal had said.