STATEMENT BY CARETAKER INFORMATION MINISTER ON LYARI INCIDENT

Karachi, July 2:The Caretaker Information Minister Mr. Jameel Yusuf S. St. has refuted the allegations and apprehensions leveled by PPP leadership over his comments on the violent protest in a small area of Lyari during the election campaign of Bilawal Zardari, Chairman PPP. While strongly condemning the use of stones or sticks which are totally unacceptable act of violence and there is no question of condoning any such incidents. He further clarified that no specific statement against PPP or any other party of such was made by him. The statement under concern was a generalized reply to a question by the electronic media on the failure of upholding a free and fair election campaign due to this unfortunate incident.