Responding to former PM Imran Khan’s claim that he had no power while in the office, political analysts said that Khan had exercised his powers against the opposition and the media. As the head of Executive, he displayed incompetence while governing the country. There are always limits to power of the prime minister in Pakistan but Imran Khan changed the ISI chief after eight months and clashed with the army chief over the second appointment. His claim that he was powerless is untrue, they said.
Analysts Tanzila Mazhar and Murtaza Solangi made the comments while commenting during the Naya Daur TV show Khabar Say Aagay.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) also started proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Swati on Thursday soon after he used microblogging site Twitter to attack COAS Bajwa, senior journalist Azaz Syed reported on the show. Syed said the agency had initiated an inquiry against Swati soon after he posted the tweets on Wednesday. Warrants for his arrests were obtained from a judge after the same day. He said Swati was then nabbed at 3am the following morning in a raid at his residence.
Journalist Murtaza Solangi said he felt Swati would be let go since the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had already struck down Section 20 of the PECA. Solangi said his arrest was meant to warn him against delivering such statements given how he was a member of the Senate.
That nothing happened to veteran lawyer Aitzan Ahsan, who had separately accused COAS Bajwa of “committing a great crime” by ensuring the Sharifs were acquitted, had no bearing on his stature, Solangi said. Instead, he said, this could be so because Aitzaz was “completely irrelevant”. Nobody, Solangi said, took what Aitzaz had to say seriously any longer.