Sindh Governor House vacated from terrorists: Nehal Hashmi

SC serves another contempt of court notice on Nehal Hashmi

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator, Nehal Hashmi on Friday said ‘last symbol of terror has been removed from Sindh Governor House today’.
“Era of those who didn’t accept Pakistan has ended today. These people took over this place 14 years ago during Musharraf’s rule,” the Senator told reporters outside the Governor House after former chief justice of Pakistan Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui took oath as Sindh Governor, replacing Ishratul Ibad.
“Today the last sign of terror has been removed from this building, and the true symbol of democracy and constitution is present here now” he added.
Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb said Hashmi’s statement doesn’t represent the PML-N or government’s stance.
It was his personal statement, she clarified.
The PML-N Senator’s remarks came few hours after Justice (r) Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui took oath as Governor Sindh.
The oath was administered by Chief Justice Sindh High Court Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, Sindh Ministers, MNAs, MPAs, judges, members of lawyer fraternity and high civil and military officials also attended the oath-taking ceremony.
The decision to appoint Saeed-uz-Zaman as Sindh Governor was taken during a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Ex-governor Ishratul Ibad was recently engulfed in a controversy after Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Syed Mustafa Kamal hurled several accusations at him during a press conference in Karachi.
Kamal called him ‘rishwat-ul-Ibad’, alleging that he would never miss any chance of taking bribes in cases such as land grabbing.
He claimed that Ibad is responsible for May 12 2007 carnage in which over 45 people were killed in the metropolitan city.
Kamal also accused him of possessing dual-nationality.
Ishratul Ibad has left for Dubai today where he is expected to meet former military ruler Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf.


  1. If former governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan was all that Senator Nihal Hashmi claims he was, how come he was allowed to ‘occupy’ the Governor’s House for fourteen long years?
    All right, military dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf had appointed him as the governor but then Musharraf relinquished power years back and in the yeas since we have seen Peoples Party rule as well as more than three years of Senator Nihal Hashmi’s PML-N rule. How come then that this ‘over-patriotic’ lot let such a dangerous person as Ishrat-ul-Ebad stay in the position of governor.
    And whoever aids and abets a terrorist is himself a terrorist. And this does not paint a good picture of the powerful authorities in Pakistan including PML-N and PPP leadership, and places them at par with Ishrat-ul-Ebad for aiding and abetting him.
    And then Nihal Hashmi claims “Fourteen years ago, MQM founder Altaf Hussain had sent the representative of a terrorist organisation to the Governor House.” Does that mean that Altaf Hussain was the appointing authority for top positions in Pakistan, and no body here could dare challenge his authority until now. Now that could hardly be taken as a compliment to the ruling parties and authorities in Pakistan.
    While reciting new governor’s qualities, Nihal Hashmi said that he loved Nawaz Sharif. And we know that President of the country was appointed for some similar considerations. That shows what sort of criteria is being used for top positions: love of Nawaz Sharif above all else. No wonder country is in a mess.


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