Rehman Malik calls parliament a 'failure' over disapproval of motorcycle ban
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the parliament has failed after it disapproved his decision to ban motorcycles from the roads in Karachi on Friday.
Objecting to Malik's claim, Senator Raza Rabbani said that the parliament had not failed and that the parliament could not give a stamp of approval on weak legislature, reports The Dawn.
Malik stood by his action, saying that the move to ban motorcycles off the roads was right as motorcycles provided an easy mode of transportation to terrorists and were used in most terrorist activities.
He added that the decision to ban motorcycles was taken in view of information received that a motorcycle would be used as a bomb on the first day of Muharram in Karachi.
Malik further said that motorcycles were used in 438 bomb attacks across the country during the current year whereas 96 motorcycles were destroyed in bomb attacks in Karachi alone.
He further said he would appeal in the Supreme Court against the Sindh High Court's decision against the ban imposed on motorcycles on the first day of Muharram.