Islamabad: The Pakistan government is mulling to launch a sedition case against former prime minister Imran Khan and the chief ministers of Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for allegedly planning an “attack” on the federation during a protest here last month.
A meeting of the special committee of the Cabinet held under the chairmanship of interior minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan deliberated on the issue of bringing sedition charges against Khan and others following their “Azadi March” that left a trail of destruction in the capital Islamabad. The May 25 march aimed at forcing the government to call snap polls, but failed to achieve its objective as clashes erupted between protesters and police.
The government has been mulling options for appropriate action against Khan and others for vandalising property of the state.
The interior minister said formal planning was made to hold the capital hostage, and Khan provoked his workers through his hate speeches against the federation.
Sanaullah said that the marchers were armed and under a plan, about 2,500 miscreants had already been brought to Islamabad even before May 25 and they tried to capture D-Chowk before the arrival of Khan.
Sanaullah said that the armed group not only attacked the police and paramilitary Pakistan Rangers and Frontier Corps personnel but also set fire to a metro station.
Imran making naked threats: Shehbaz
Reacting sharply to Imran's comments about “breaking Pakistan into three pieces”, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in Turkey that the former premier was “unfit for public office”. The prime minister, who is currently on a visit to Turkey, accused the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supremo of “making naked threats against the country”, and warned his predecessor against “talking about [the] division of Pakistan”.
“Do your politics but don’t dare to cross limits and talk about [the] division of Pakistan,” he warned the PTI chairperson.