PR No.252 Islamabad

Interior Ministry’s Spokesperson has clarified the impression created by some news reports appearing in a section of media today regarding the Interior Minister confirming ‘some kind of deal between the Government and the opposition’ during his yesterday’s press conference. He said that nowhere in his press conference did the Interior Minister referred to two-way deal between the Government and the opposition.

Terming this perception as inaccurate and totally out of context, the Spokesman quoted the exact recorded words of the Interior Minister viz, “

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The Spokesman said that as it is clear from the sentence what the Minister conveyed which can also be corroborated by the text of his subsequent words that on one hand Mr. Khursheed Shah was getting favours from the Government of the day and on the other he is also criticizing the Government without reason or justification.

The Spokesperson said that the Interior Minister’s remarks were made in response to a specific question wherein he was asked to comment over the baseless accusations that are being leveled against him by the opposition leader. Spokesman said that the Interior Minister was very specific in his remarks and only referred to the person against whom the comments were being solicited.