ISLAMABAD: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Monday that former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan exercised the same authority as is being exercised by Ahsan Iqbal now.
Speaking to a private Tv news channel , he said: “Chaudhry Nisar as the interior minister did not any have more authority than what Ahsan Iqbal has today.”
Responding to a question related to the strong reservations expressed by Iqbal in a press conference outside court complex after he was disallowed to enter the premises, Sanaullah said that the common man now knows what ‘state within a state’ means. “Registrar, Commissioner Islamabad has authority in the court complex, how can then Rangers take over,” he added.
He said that the entire nation knows now how the situation is going; they now know the hidden forces playing their undue role,” the Pakistan Muslim League-N leader said.
Issuing a rebuttal to Rana Sanaullah’s statement, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s spokesperson said: “There is no need for anyone to give statement on the authority exercised by former interior minister, and no one holds right to give their opinion on the matter; the statement added that Chaudhry Nisar had complete control of his ministry.”