Islamabad : Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is an ‘extremist’ as police and his party workers continue to clash in Lahore, The News.com reported.
“In case anyone was in doubt, Imran Niazi’s antics over the past few days have exposed his fascist and militant tendencies,” the prime minister said in a tweet.
On the other hand, Senior Vice President of PMLN Maryam Nawaz said that if there was a woman in the Zaman Park house, there was a woman who fired bullets and threw petrol bombs at the police from inside.
In her Twitter message, she said “think before you lie”. Maryam Nawaz also shared a video on the social network Twitter where a petrol bomb was thrown at the officials from inside Imran’s residence.
In another tweet, she took a jibe at Imran and wrote: “Come to me to mark my presence.”
Maryam also wrote in her statement that she had said that this was a terrorist group whose leader kept crooks and trained terrorists in his house to avoid the law and punishment, The News.com reported.
Meanwhile, federal interior minister Rana Sanaullah said at a press conference in Lahore that evidence gathered during the police operation at former prime minister Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence was enough to file a reference to ban the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as political party.
The minister said there was a legal procedure to declare PTI as a rogue party which will be considered by the legal team of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN).
He said the Punjab Police took action against a no-go area with the help of other law enforcement agencies, The News.com reported.
He said the so-called political leader had created an environment that was clean. He said that Imran Khan started the ‘Jail Bharo’ movement and put women in the bunkers made outside his home.
– When there was resistance to complying with the court order, the impression was reinforced that this could be a terrorist organisation, he says.
He said police did not enter the residential area despite having a search warrant.
Sana revealed that 65 people were arrested outside the house, the majority of whom did not belong to Punjab and their role was questionable, The News.com reported.
Weapons, grenades and petrol bomb-making equipment were also found, which were used against the police.
“Let the nation see what is the character of this person,” he said, adding that the aim of Imran was to spread rebellion and anarchy in the country and he was pursuing such an agenda for the last 10 years.
Sana said during his tenure as Prime Minister, Imran said that he will check money laundering and claimed that Farah Gogi has done PKR 12 billion money laundering at the same time. Imran Khan also transferred property worth PKR 7 billion in the name of Al-Qadir Trust, the interior minister alleged, The News.com reported.
“The thefts of Toshakhana and the Tyrian case are for everyone,” he said, adding that Imran had refused to appear in court for fear of punishment.
“Our police insisted on complying with the court order and created so much pressure that Imran had to say he would appear in court.”
Sana said there were armed criminals present in Zaman Park. He said that a day before the hearing, the PTI chairman was granted anticipatory bail in all the cases and was also granted pre-arrest bail. Such behavior will help make Imran Khan more disobedient and he will bully the state more, The News.com reported.
“Today we offered him security, but he thinks it is more appropriate to go as a group,” he said, maintaining that the court’s order was that people should be allowed to enter following a list and no one else should be allowed to enter. .
The media was also ordered to report from outside but later the court allowed the media to cover him and Imran Niazi reached the court premises with a group of at least 300 to 400 armed men and said he would go to the court with them, the minister said .
“We recorded that at least 100 of them were armed,” he said, adding that police had to use force to remove people from the court’s gate.
He said the court should have ordered him to get out of the car and present himself before the judge and “if this had happened or if this fitna had been caught and ordered to be brought to court, his mischief would have been curbed .”
The Home Minister said that it was very unfortunate that PTI Chairman was allowed to mark attendance in the car. “I heard that the signature file is also lost,” he said, maintaining that we have immense respect for the judiciary and such an attitude had increased Imran’s rebellious nature and defiance, The News.com reported.
He said Imran was a coward and afraid of jail, but during his tenure he himself kept people in jail for months. He said that while he was in prison, he did not allow his opponents to get food from their homes.
Sana said that Imran put the law of the land at stake. “This judicial attitude is the reason for this insolence and misbehaviour,” he claimed, adding that the former prime minister brought down the country and the economy.
To a question, he said the establishment repented and played no role in politics. The nation should recognize that Imran wanted fitna, mischief and anarchy. To another question, he said Maryam Nawaz had spoken according to her assessment.
In response to a question, he claimed that the items found in Imran Khan’s house included many banned items. He claimed that if the ‘unusual relief’ was denied to him, Imran would straighten up within days.
The home minister said the PTI chairman was using the threat to his life as an excuse to evade the courts.
Separately addressing the media at the PMLN secretariat in Model Town, Federal Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar said politicians faced the courts and the law in the past despite wrongdoings.
He said that politics does not learn the lesson of carrying sticks, throwing stones, tear gas and attacking the government. He added that impossible scenes were seen in Islamabad.
None were awarded life sentences, Tarar said. He further added that the person is determined not to surrender to the law. He shared that the courts were opened in the evening and granted him bail in nine cases.
Tarar said that public property and government vehicles were damaged in Islamabad. They flouted the law by making a shield for evildoers. In Punjab, the caretaker government appointed the chief secretary and the IGP, he added.
The law minister said that a neutral interim Punjab government was forced to take steps to clear the state in the state at Zaman Park.
He claimed that the local people of Zaman Park were satisfied with the operation as they were trapped in the fortified area during the past few days.
He also claimed that the operation in the local area was not political revenge.
He further added that no politician could try to take arbitrary decisions by gathering groups of miscreants.
These elements openly call for rebellion, he said. The Law Minister said that law and justice must take their course.
There is a question mark over who supplied the tear gas shells to the bad guys in Islamabad, he said.
“Why are the names of some judges being discussed on social media,” he asked, adding that there must be a reason.
While addressing a press conference at the party’s Model Town office on Saturday evening, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb questioned whether the judiciary was afraid of terrorism, threats and armed groups.
She said Imran was not afraid of breaking the constitution and hatching conspiracies against the country.
“Today a thief, corrupt, liar and terrorist is roaming openly,” she maintained.
The federal minister said that Imran should be prosecuted in the Toshakhana case.
The Supreme Court also called Imran’s dissolution of the assemblies a violation of the constitution. She said Imran failed to appear in the courts during several hearings and was still getting relief.
She said that Imran cried about his illness in all forums but was never ready to lead a rally, jalsa or sit-in in the country. “The crimes of foreign funding, Tyrian and Toshakhana are known to everyone,” she said, adding that one person has a stick while the other side used Kalashnikovs and goes to court with slings.
The Information Minister further said that petrol bombs were hurled at police vans, batons and weapons were waved at Imran’s vehicle as he entered the court and the person who injured 65 policemen was granted light bail.
Similarly, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and PMLN leader Atta Tarar have tweeted that Fawad Chaudhry’s talk of tanks and guns was an exaggeration and that the former Information Minister knew about all the other things happening in Imran’s residence. “Fawad Chaudhry has confessed to the crime,” he added.