I will shoot Noor Muqaddam’s killer if I have my own way: Sh Rashid

Interior minister declares he could not be ‘intimidated’

By: News Desk      Published: 02:36 PM, 31 Jul, 2021
I will shoot Noor Muqaddam’s killer if I have my own way: Sh Rashid
Sheikh Rashid delivering his speech.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that his prediction about the parting of the ways between former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif had proved to be true, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Speaking to the media, Sheikh Rashid said similarly as he had prophesied that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would be a runner-up in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) elections while the PML-N would be in the third position, exactly the same thing had happened. “Who would be the AJK prime minister? Only Prime Minister Imran Khan can tell,” he said.

Rasheed said he was not the one who could be cowed down by the incident of firing at Lal Haveli. “Yes, there are threats. But I am not the one who could be intimidated,” he stated categorically.

He said that those involved in the murder of Noor Muqaddam, ex-Pakistan’s envoy’ daughter, would not be spared. “If I have my own way, I will shoot dead the murderer,” the interior minister said.

He informed that all four taxi drivers who had been taken into custody in connection with the alleged kidnapping of the daughter of Afghan ambassador had been released since they all turned out to be innocent.

He predicted that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would form the next government in Sindh as well.

“Pakistanis trust the Chinese government and the people of China,” Rasheed said, and added, “Some elements are on a lookout for denting the relationship between the two countries.”

Earlier, addressing an oath-taking ceremony of held Municipal Labour Union CBA in Rawalpindi, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed expressed the hope that the newly-elected office-bearers of the Union would work for the betterment of the city. “All 1,140 employees of the Union will be made permanent this year,” he announced.

He told the gathering that flats would be built at Jhangi Syedan area under the prime minister’s package for the daily wagers.

Rasheed also informed that the sanitary workers would also be given jobs in the Capital Development Authority (CDA).

He said for him Nullah Lai was a priority. “Only after finishing work on it will I heave a sigh of relief.”