Senate body calls for legal proceedings against Ehsanullah Ehsan

Senate body calls for legal proceedings against Ehsanullah Ehsan

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Monday called for legal proceedings against former Spokesman of Tehreek-i-Taliban Ehsanullah Ehsan and directed to apprise the senate regarding his arrest or surrender.

The committee met here with Senator Rehman Malik in chair and was attended by Senators Shahi Syed, Col (retd) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Javed Abbasi, Ali Khan Saif, senior representatives of Ministry of Interior, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Islamabad Police.

The Senate body directed secretary interior minister that he should take the upper house in confidence over the matter of Ehsaullah Ehsan and demanded to award Ehsanullah Ehsan death sentence.

The committee strongly denounced the unprovoked firing by Afghan security forces at Chaman border, demanding the matter be raised at the United Nations (UN).

Expressing sympathy and solidarity with families of the martyred and those injured in Afghan shelling and firing, the committee also sought briefing on the incident.

Rehman Malik said that Afghanistan had also earlier violated borders rules and its government accepted it was a mistake, observing that the security agencies of Afghan government which cannot control their own territory have set a bad precedent by cross-border shelling, targeting innocent civilians.

The committee also reviewed an Amendment Bill on Illegal Occupation of Property.

The members said that properties of citizens were being illegally occupied without any notice while real owners have to face difficulties.

Shahi Syed said that a common man should be provided justice and police should take prompt action after receiving complaint on illegal occupation of properties.

On issue of fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs), the committee emphasized legal action against those officials of NADRA and other departments, involved in fake CNICs scam while who had obtained CNICs through unfair means, should also be taken to task and their cards be cancelled.

The committee proposed introduction of DNA test while making CNIC for the first time.

Rehman Malik said that CNICs of Afghani people should be cancelled and legal action be taken against them.