KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi
has said that era of ‘terror and dictatorship’ has come to an end with
the exit of former Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad, Business92 reported.
“It’s truly the day of people of Pakistan and democratic institutions.
Earlier, there were representatives from the era of dictatorship…
Today the era of MQM founder (London based) and those who
do not accept Pakistan has come to an end,” he said, while
speaking to reporters.
“Fourteen year back in Musharraf’s government, those elements
came into power who were against Pakistan, and now last symbol of
terrorist organizations, which got foothold here, has been
removed,” he said, in a veiled reference to Ishrat-ul-Ibad.
Nehal Hashmi’s U-turn
After being criticized by even his party and other opposition
parties, Nehal Hashmi took a u-turn and claimed he did not
speak any word against Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan.
He said that he referred the word ‘terror’ to the people of military era.
Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) stance
Senior PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira came up with so many
logical questions, He asked the federal government as to why it
kept such a ‘terrorist’ at the most important post of Governor.
“Why they (federal government) allowed Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan
to stay on the post if they knew he represents terrors,” Kaira
questioned and also emphasized on the reason why Ishrat’s name
was not put in the Exit Control LIst (ECL).