Here we were thinking that each one the hue and cry about the Federal Law Minister’s suggestion of applying Section 149 to Karachi had died. Well, it’s now back within the game!
According to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Altaf Hussain, something is cooking between the Pakistan Army and Pak spy agency Inter-Services. He believes that both of them are getting to declare Karachi a federal territory with the support of China. Reportedly, so as to require possession of Karachi’s resources, the govt seems keen to require this action.
In a politician statement, Altaf Hussain said, “Pakistan Army and ISI along side China have completed its nefarious design to declare Karachi a federal territory to usurp its resources.”
“According to the nefarious design, under the guise of the task of cleaning the town , Karachi is being handed over to the military ,” Hussain added.
If the federal were to declare Karachi a second Federal Capital Territory, it’s going to end up to be extremely beneficial. Under Section 149, the Sindh government won’t be liable for anything.
Be it the law and order, garbage pickup and disposal, providing beverage , or untreated sewage which is dumped into the ocean . The Sindh government wouldn’t be held responsible. Moreover, not even for healthcare or hospital management, or primary and education .
Invoking Article 149 of the constitution, in layman terms, would place Karachi under the Federal government’s rule. Additionally, allowing them to possess administrative control of the town .