Centre may take over administrative affairs of Karachi: Farogh

Federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem has disclosed that the federal govt. is considering taking over the administrative affairs of Karachi by enforcing a constitutional clause that he said permits it to do so. The strategic committee on Karachi is going to recommend to PM Imran Khan to invoke Article 149 for the uplift of Karachi. After getting approval of the cabinet, the provision will be exercised and in case of any resistance shown by the provincial govt. the govt. will approach Supreme Court under Article 184(1) of the Constitution to seek a directive in this regard; if the province still shows reluctance govt. will file a contempt petition in the SC, he said.

9/12/2019