The federal law minister Faroogh Naseem refused his statement to invoke article 149, which allows federal government to take over Karachi by separating Sindh, in Karachi.
In talks with local news channel, Faroogh Naseem said that he did not talk to separate Karachi from Sindh under the federal government, under the article 149-4 federal government can issue special orders to the city administration. Federal minister further explained, “Under this article government can issues directions how to lift the garbage and where the funds would be spent.”
He mentioned that under the article 149 local government will be made strong and a strategy committee has been formed as it is comprised of Mian Muhammad Soomro, Dr Fahmida Mirza, Sehar Abbasi and Syed Ali Nawaz Shah while Arslan Ghuman, Jamal Siddiqui, Shakoor Shad and Gul Faraz will also be part of the committee.
According to Article 149 (4) of the Constitution, 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.
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27 September, 2019