ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday recommended to the federal cabinet to make the Abbottabad Commission report public.

“Abbottabad incident was a grave violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty,” he said, while talking to media persons at the Police Lines Headquarters here after passing-out parade of Rapid Response Force.

The interior minister said the first batch of the force has completed its training and another batch of 447 personnel would be trained soon. He said the two paramilitary forces have been prepared to take up internal security responsibilities from Pakistan Army. He affirmed over Rs 70 billion have been spent on capacity building of Rangers and FC during the last one and a half years.

He asserted the former army chief, despite launching the operation Zarb-e-Azb, had also spared about 34,000 troops for internal security duties. “Most of them have now been sent back and presently over 10,000 are deployed for internal security in different parts of the country,” he said.

Lashing out at the PPP leadership, Ch Nisar said that their announcement to launch a drive against corruption is tantamount to BJP’s announcement to launch a campaign to safeguard rights of Indian Muslims.

To a query, he said those talking about the Panamagate are forgetting the names of their close relatives in the leaks and corruption stories about their family and leadership. He said their party leaders have forgotten cases of corruption against them. “Has the PPP forgotten the Surrey Palace?” the minister said.

After the judicial commission’s report on the Quetta incident, PPP lawmakers have called for Nisar’s resignation. The PPP also submitted an adjournment motion against Ch Nisar in the National Assembly Secretariat, alleging the interior minister is not capable of eradicating terrorism from the country.

However, Nisar said he was not under pressure on the issue of resignation. Coming hard on PPP leadership, Nisar Ali Khan said a massive money-laundering took place during the tenure of the previous government. He claimed Khanani and Kalia were involved in money laundering. “When Altaf Kalia was arrested in America, I asked FIA to conduct an inquiry and we found out that previously an inquiry had been conducted against him and Javed Khanani, but the matter was covered up by the government of that time,” Nisar disclosed. He said PPP was involved in money laundering in connivance with Khanani and Kalia.

He said an investigation against the accused has been underway for the last eight months and claimed he had secured solid evidence of their money laundering. He said the results of the investigation would be shared soon.

When asked about sending Sindh IGP on forced leave, the minister said he was an honest officer who contributed a lot towards restoration of peace in Karachi. He also claimed credit for bringing back one of the main suspects behind the 2012 Baldia Factory fire from Thailand in which 250 people had died. He (Rehman Bhola) was caught from Bangkok where he went after fleeing to Dubai from Pakistan, he added.

Abdur Rehman was the sector in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). About Bhola’s initial interrogation, Nisar said: “He is speaking and giving evidence that is strengthening prosecution’s case”.

To a question about violation of traffic signal by the convoy of the US embassy in Islamabad some weeks back, Nisar said action against traffic violations would be taken, including foreign diplomats. The interior minister also gave away prizes to the best recruits.