Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led federal government on Wednesday (Sep 11) hinted to implement article 149 (4) in the metropolis city. As per details, Sewerage and garbage situation is worsening in Karachi. Federal Law Minister Farugh Naseem said it is the time to implement article 149 in the city and he will support the decision.
“Article 149 (4) neither speaks for governor rule nor about any emergency. It is an independent article which tells that the federal government has executive authority and according to which it can give directives to any provincial government,” he added.
He said that from the past 11 years the provincial government has ruined Karachi and did nothing except creating water woes, garbage issues for the masses of the megacity.
Article 149 (4) of the Constitution says: The executive authority of the Federation shall also extend to the giving of directions to a Province as to the manner in which the executive authority thereof is to be exercised for the purpose of preventing any grave menace to the peace or tranquility or economic life of Pakistan or any part thereof.
On the other hand Provincial Minister for Information Saeed Ghani has said that if Prime Minister Imran Khan is serious in the resolution of problems of Karachi then he should do practical work for its instead of making committees. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader from Karachi Saeed Ghani in its presser has raised several objections on a committee formed by the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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20 September, 2019