Speakers Sindh Assembly terms Musharaf’s statement baseless

HYDERABAD: The Speaker Sindh Assembly, Agha Siraj Durrani, has termed the statement of former President Pervez Musharraf regarding involvement of ex-President Asif Ali Zardari in the assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto as baseless adding that he should produce the evidences in support of his accusation.

Talking to media persons after attending the inaugural session of three day long British High Commission Photography Exhibition titled “Shared history, shared future” showcasing 70 years of UK-Pakistan relations” at the Institute of Art and Design University of Sindh Jamshoro on Tuesday, he termed the recent statement of Pervez Musharaf an attempt to stay alive in media.

He said Pervez Musharaf had not only violated the laws but also dishonored the Constitution adding that he had no courage to return Pakistan and face the cases registered against him.

Replying to another question, he said the prevailing NAB laws were introduced and enforced by Parvez Musharaf as a result many politicians including he himself were sent to jails and underwent the cases over the years.

The Sindh Assembly has the right of legislation and no one can stop provincial assembly to exercise its constitutional powers, the speaker said adding that the members of Sindh Assembly passed a bill to introduce a fair Accountability Law in accordance to 18th amendment.

Responding to another question, he said that University of Sindh got a permanent Vice Chancellor after long time and hoped that being diligent Prof. Dr. Fateh Mohammad Burfat will lead the varsity to the new avenues of success. “If the university administration sends any proposal for the growth of the varsity, the Sindh Assembly would give positive response and ensure legislation accordingly”, he assured.