LAHORE– Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said on Friday that actions were being taken to “crush” his party.
“Today, a Punjab government delegation came to meet me and they gave me eight names, who they said were wanted men,” Mr. Khan stated during a Q&A session with media. He said that everyone in the PTI was presently wanted.
“The police have informed me that Zaman Park’s home is being searched, but I have refused to go there. They may enter in accordance with the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) authorization, he insisted.
He said that Ziaul Haq’s and Pervez Musharraf’s administrations did not experience the kind of protests that were occurring now.
On Thursday, Mr. Khan attacked his political rivals and pleaded with the populace to defend its rights.
The former prime minister attacked the PDM on Twitter, claiming that “a gang of thugs and criminals is dominating the country.”
He bemoaned that “the rulers are using their power to eliminate the country’s leading political party through a fascist approach amid the deep economic woes and challenges faced by rising unemployment.”
Imran, who is in trouble, promises to keep battling
Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI, said he would continue to struggle for “real freedom” even if no one else joined him.
Aamer Mehmood Kiani, a former federal minister for national health services, and Malik Amin Aslam, a former federal minister for the environment, both announced their resignations from the PTI, citing the party’s role in the attacks on “security installations” on May 9. Others called for Mr. Khan to publicly denounce the attacks at the time of his statement.
“Don’t you dare think that I’ll step back due to pressure,” he remarked during a Q&A with media at his Zaman Park mansion. He stated that if two attempts at murder hadn’t succeeded in knocking him back, he would have persisted in standing.
According to him, the LHC ordered the formation of a two-person government team, consisting of a female police officer and a PTI member, to assist with the search operation.
Mr. Khan demanded proof of his party’s participation in the violence on May 9 and vowed to assist [the police] in apprehending anybody from the PTI who was.
Imran Ismail, the head of the PTI, is detained by police in Karachi.
However, he said that this is not the case and that all is being done to destroy PTI. He asked how they were able to detain 7,500 individuals. He said that there were tapes of Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Yasmin Rashid pleading for peace.
Mr. Khan said, “This is not occurring for the execution of law in the nation. Rather, these arrests of PTI officials and workers are part of a crackdown against the PTI. The purpose of everything is to ruin the celebration.
According to Mr. Khan, a political party or leader gets isolated when they do not have the backing of the populace. He stated the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was in this position.
Mr. Khan believed that the postponing of the elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will result in charges under Article 6 against the government.
Mr. Khan said about the Supreme Court (SC) that “despite all the differences in the apex court, all judges agree on the point that elections should be held within 90 days.”
The dismissed prime minister said that the administration was “petrified” of conducting elections since it lost the by-elections despite the backing of stakeholders. The PDM is now evading the elections.
According to Mr. Khan, the administration is attempting to find a method to pit the army against the PTI and myself.
Mr. Khan reaffirmed earlier today that he would not submit to anybody.
The ousted premier launched a new attack on the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Twitter, writing that “PTI and its supporters have been subjected to the worst crackdown and terror today.”