‘Imran will face public anger if campaign against institutions is not stopped’ – Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Mian Javed Latif said on Wednesday that Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan is now seeking NROs (National Reconciliation Ordinance) from the government, institutions and even the United States.

During a press conference, the minister called for the formation of a parliamentary commission to probe Imran Khan’s objectives in his “systematic campaign against the institutions”.

He categorically warned Imran Khan against severe public backlash and anger, if he did not stop the “systematic campaign” against state institutions.

He said the criteria for accountability should be the same for all political parties and that Imran Khan should also be held accountable for his baseless criticism of institutions.

The Minister said that Imran Khan used to say that he would not negotiate with us (the PML-N and the allies), and now he is proposing talks under the duress of a changed environment while adding that he would have insisted on the old mantra even today in case the situation had not changed.

The commission should also be tasked with examining the shocking revelations of Javed Hashmi on the manipulation of the results of the last general election, the revelations of the judge (retired) Shaukat Siddiqui and the video of the late judge Arshad Malik to unravel the real Imran’s motives. Khan, he added.

He urged the Federal Sharia Court to take suo moto into account Imran Khan’s remarks, “which deny Islamic teachings”. He also urged the Council for Islamic Ideology (CII) to summon Imran over the matter.

He also blamed Imran Khan for “promoting secularism and creating chaos” in the country.

The minister also released video clips of Imran Khan containing controversial remarks.

Asked, Latif said the nation would warmly welcome former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif upon his return from abroad.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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