Imran & Musharraf must be investigated for MQM alleged involvement with RAW: Pervez Rashid

LAHORE: On Sunday, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid enticed for an inquiry contrary to General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and all the politicians who had sustained him for their alleged links with India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Rashid’s comments followed the statement of ex Karachi mayor and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senator Mustafa Kamal who appealed that his party had bonds with the Indian spy agency.

Talking on Sunday, at the oath-taking ceremonial of the Advertising Booking Centers Association in Lahore, Rashid had stated that slightest investigation into MQM’s suspected links with RAW must be stretched to embrace people like Musharraf since he had involved MQM in his government.

Rashid stated that the investigation be duty-bound to likewise comprise other associates of the ‘Musharraf league’ such as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan who was part of the 2002 National Assembly which had been designated under power of Musharraf’s rule.

Rashid demanded that why Imran Khan did not say anything when he saw MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s posters in India.

The interior minister has constituted a committee on the statements of Karachi-based trader Sarfraz Merchant. If Mustafa Kamal has evidence or information, he should present it before the [probe] committee, Rashid said.

On Saturday, Rashid brought up to the proposal protracted by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to Kamal for partaking documented proof with the inquiry committees, which were already looking into related cases.

Asking for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was not frightened of answerability, the information minister accused Musharraf of making the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) exclusively for rigorous vengeance from the PML-N.