Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khurshid has explained the reasons for the removal of the Inspector General (IG) Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in today’s news program “Faisla Aap Ka”.
Answering the questions of Asma Shirazi, the host of the program in a special conversation, Khalid Khurshid said that when the chief minister of a province goes to another province, it is the responsibility of that province to give him security, clear the route and tell him that Can go here and not here.
Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan said that when I go to Punjab, I am accompanied by Punjab Police, when I go to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, I am accompanied by KP Police. One is my own Chief Minister’s Security, not the GB Police.
He said that I was in Lahore for four or five days and we had some issues with Chairman PTI regarding the budget and some discussions on organizational matters, Khan Sahib stopped me there for a couple of days.
Khalid Khurshid said that unfortunately on the day we went there, the incident of Zul Shah’s martyrdom happened. When we were going there in the morning, the pilot Punjab Police said that your route is not clear, so we did not go. That the route is clear, so we went.
He said that yesterday I was going to Islamabad after checking out, then Khan Sahib called Zaman Park for 10-15 minutes to discuss this issue. We were told that the route ahead is not clear, we said that it is getting too late, when we asked to go on foot, they also forbade us to go on foot.
According to Khalid Khurshid, ‘Then the pilot who was the escort of the Punjab Police said that they take the other route from here, they took me from the other route, when I went inside, the situation inside was different. First of all, if the situation is like this, why is my route cleared? They should know what action they are going to take.’
Chief Minister GB said that then a couple of channels interviewed Shah Mehmood Qureshi and me, we went back to Khan Sahib, it was not fifteen minutes that stone pelting and shelling started, after that my IG and CS. (Chief Security) was put under so much pressure that I don’t even know and my security was removed from me eight kilometers away. I didn’t have my security with me until the next morning. There was continuous stone pelting and shelling inside, the internet was shut down, there was no idea what was going on.’
How much truth is there in GB police pulling guns on DIG and Punjab police? In response to this question, he said that ‘it is a lie, it is a lie, it is an absolute lie’.
He said that there is so much media here, show a footage from somewhere, I leave politics. Who is Maryam Aurangzeb making this claim? Who has taken a watch from Toshakhana at four percent.
Explaining the reason for the removal of IG Gilgit-Baltistan, he said that they are telling my IG to withdraw full security from the Chief Minister, withdraw full security from the Interior Minister, in what capacity are they saying this? As the Chief Minister, I ask that in what capacity do FCK soldiers give Maryam Nawaz and deny it to the Chief Minister?’
He further said that ‘he (IGGB) has gone to a certain extent, he cannot go beyond that’, he was transferred on this point, we will not accept it at all and They will protest it, they will do whatever legal action is taken.
In response to a question, he said that my security did not stop any policeman, Rana Sanaullah and the Prime Minister’s Office have been trying for the last eight months to withdraw the security of Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan. Rana Sana sent us letters that Imran Khan has threat alerts, we decided in the cabinet to give security to Imran Khan, we sent the security, Rana Sana said to withdraw the security, I said to write it down. He refused that he would not write it down.
He said that if Asif Zardari Sahib is in Gilgit-Baltistan, he is in danger from the police here, then cannot Murad Ali Shah Sindh Police personnel be sent for security? When Bilawal came during the election days, 75 Sindh Police men were with him.
Khalid Khurshid said that the fact is that Islamabad police did not handle the public and now they need a person who can be blamed.
How many GB Police officers are present in Zaman Park at this time? On this question, he said that two ministers of GB are currently present in Zaman Park and their security is there.