Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that the government was ready to take PTI chairman Imran Khan into custody as soon as he begins his ‘jail bharo’ tehreek, as announced.
Criticising the PTI leadership for “creating troubles”, the minister said the party’s protest in 2014 was an attempt to stop the country’s journey of progress, and the former premier is on the path of politics of agitation once again, this time on the pretext of the election schedule.
On the aforesaid movement, Sanaullah hoped ‘Imran Khan would be placed in the same death cell where he himself was during his arrest.’
The party stalwart on the occasion dismissed the impression that the ruling party wasn’t ready for general elections, saying ‘the PML-N will win the polls and form its government in Punjab.
Earlier today, PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz said former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa admitted during his retirement that bringing Imran Khan to power was a mistake.
She said that simply admitting the mistake is not enough; there is a need to throw Khan out of politics.
Taking a jibe at the PTI chief, Maryam said he had announced “Jail bharo tehreek,” but he himself was in hiding due to fear of detention.
The former PM announced to launch a ‘jail bharo tehreek’, saying he would make a formal announcement in this regard soon.
Addressing his supporters via video link, the former premier told party’s leaders and workers to wait for his call to initiate the movement.
According to Imran, the campaign would help convey to the ruling coalition who people will side with.
On the occasion, he accused the ruling party of using tactics to delay general elections, saying he never came across an interim government which was ‘busy in targeting political rivals’.
“After passage of 90 days, Article 6 will be applied to those who are part of the caretaker setup, in case polls aren’t held.”
The ex-PM had a similar movement in October last year to pressure the government to announce snap polls. Also, during the 2014 sit-in, he had asked his supporters to launch a civil disobedient movement.