July 22, 2016
President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday lauded the federal Government for backing extension in special powers for the Ranger in Sindh.
He said that Federal Government should do more than issuing statement as the issue is hitting moral of the masses, business community and the force credited for revival of Karachi which it has pleased the corrupt and criminals.
In a statement issued here today, Mian Zahid Hussain said that the refusal be provincial government to extend powers of Rangers amounts to damaging the national economy, delaying CPEC, frustrating investors and helping terrorists which will not be allowed.
He said that Rangers has turned around the situation in Karachi with dramatic fall in the gory crimes like murders, kidnappings for ransom and Bhatta khori which has infused confidence in the masses and business community that is not acceptable to certain quarters.
“Business community will not allow anyone to push Karachi, the business capital of country, to the darkness again”, he said.
Mian Zahid Hussain lashed the performance of the provincial government terming it highly incompetent and corrupt which has resulted in massive corruption in almost every department.
He asked the Federal Government, Business Community, Industrialist and Public try to resolve the issue otherwise give special powers to Rangers through administrative order to save economy from further damage and revive confidence of investors.
Police has been politicised while Rangers are barred from discharging duties which is nothing but putting Karachi on the mercy of criminals and terrorists that will result in massive flight of capital damaging national interests, he noted.
Rangers should be given legal cover which is necessary for success of operation Zarb-e-Azb, keep morale of masses, business community and the force, arrest of the criminals behind kidnapping of son of the Chief Justice Sindh, he said.
Business community wants to work for the economic development of Pakistan with peace of mind which will not come in absence of Rangers, he said.