Will not allow forced Karachi shutdown: Manzoor Wassan

Sindh Minister for anti-corruption Manzoor Wassan - File photo


KARACHI: Provincial Deputy General Secretary of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Manzoor Wassan on Thursday said no one will be allowed to forcefully shut down Karachi on December 12.

Speaking to media representatives, Wassan, who is also Sindh's anti-corruption minister, further said that he is ready to assist Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in the investigation of his workers' killings. He said discussions were under way and by tomorrow, the situation will improve.

In light of the recent shutdown call announced by Pakistan Tehreek-i-insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday extended an unconditional offer to the former for resumption of dialogue.

Read further: Govt extends ‘unconditional’ dialogue offer to PTI

Reciprocating the government's offer, Khan said that he will call off his ‘plan C’ if the government is ready to set up a judicial commission before the PTI’s call to shutdown Karachi on December 12.

On November 30, Khan had announced his 'Plan C' to paralyse the country's major cities and eventually "shut down" the entire country. Reiterating demands for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and a fair probe into alleged rigging of the 2013 elections, the cricketer-turned-politician appeared confident that his new push for street agitation would succeed.

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Maintaining an aggressive tone while addressing his opponents, Khan reiterated claims that the PML-N and PPP colluded to rig the 2013 elections.

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