(Web Desk) LAHORE – Imran Khan has pushed politics to a breaking point, according to federal interior minister Rana Sanaullah, making it uncertain whether Mr. Khan or they [PML-N] will survive. He threatened to take extreme measures if his party was forced against the wall.
He shared his opinions during an interview with a private TV broadcaster on Sunday. He claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader did not adhere to democratic customs and a climate of political harmony but instead turned politics into a source of hostility. He claimed that although they saw Mr. Khan as their political competitor, he thought they were his adversaries.
He claimed that the PTI Chief’s actions had dragged them to a point where they were compelled to abandon any principles, let alone discuss democracy. Either Mr. Khan or they [politicians from the ruling party] would be barred from politics, according to Rana Sanaullah.
Rana claimed that during Mr. Khan’s tenure as premier, he wanted to crush the opposition, but Gen. (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa refused to cooperate. The ex-DG ISI Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed collaborated with them in filing a heroin case against him, and Mr. Bajwa was co-accused in fabricating false charges against them, according to him.
The federal minister added that the President had the jurisdiction to appoint retired judges to anti-narcotics, accountability, and other tribunals where cases had been filed against them. Mr. Khan desired to do this. According to the interior minister, the establishment initially declined to back this action, which led to disagreements between the PTI leadership and the establishment. He claimed that because Khan’s allies joined forces with them, the central government changed [PDM]. According to Mr. Khan, Pakistan’s top concern was the opposition, not the economy.
In response to a question, Mr. Sanaullah stated that Imran Khan had organized protests and sit-ins since 2014 and had later adopted a vengeful stance towards his opponents. Rana further said that on May 25, November 26, and in Zaman Park, an attempt was made to set the objects on fire.
The interior minister swore emphatically that there would be neither political stability nor tranquility in the nation until Imran Khan Niazi arrived. He claimed there were only 40 instances filed against Mr. Niazi, rejecting the claim that there were more than 100. He refuted any claims made by the agencies that Mr. Khan was in danger of losing his life. He claimed that the former prime minister held the police commanders in Islamabad and Lahore accountable for organizing a plot to have him killed. He declared that Mr. Khan should be regarded as a “fitna” by the establishment.