Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has stated that while the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is not planned, the ex-prime minister’s words are compelling him to believe otherwise.
“I am not in favor of arresting Imran at this time. However, when I hear the things he’s saying, I’m forced to believe that he should be arrested “Sanaullah told media in London on Friday.
“He should be jailed once so that we can see the kind of storm he claims he wants to unleash,” said the interior minister, whom Khan blames for being complicit in his Wazirabad assassination plot. The charges, however, have been unequivocally denied by the minister.
Sanaullah further stated that the first information report (FIR) against PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry, which included a sedition allegation, was not disagreeable.
“People who argue that the case was made to victimize them should read the FIR. They’ll find out that the election commission registered it “Sanaullah took note.
“After he came out against it, the election commission took action against Fawad Chaudhry,” the interior minister stated.
Fawad, a former federal minister, was detained in the early hours of Wednesday from his Lahore residence after openly “threatening” Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members and their families in a television interview the day before.
Elections in the province of Punjab
In an interview with journalists, the minister said he had multiple talks with PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and would be heading for Pakistan today.
He stated that, based on party elders’ instructions, PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz would begin the election campaign in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on February 1.
Nawaz entrusted tasks linked to Punjab politics to Sanaullah at a recent meeting in London, and also directed the interior minister to mobilize party workers in the province for the upcoming elections.
Sanaullah and Maryam have plans to return to Pakistan together.
Next, the dissolution of the provincial parliament earlier this month by the former chief minister of Punjab, Parvez Elahi, elections are anticipated to be held within the following three months.