Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has blamed PTI chairman Imran Khan wants to ignite a civil war in the country but warned him that the nation will not forgive him for his ‘nefarious designs’.
“Imran Niazi wants to set off a civil war in the country. The nation will never forgive him [for the sin] and will hold him by the collar,”
Prime Minister Sharif said on Sunday in response to a question on the long march to Islamabad that the PTI opposition intends to take on 25 May.
When asked whether the government would call the army to halt the long march, Clearly frustrated by the question, the Prime Minister responded that a decision would be made if necessary.
Commenting on the same matter in Bahawalpur on Sunday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated that the government and its allies would decide whether the long march of the PTI should be allowed to enter Islamabad.
“If the coalition wants to take action, we won’t even let the protesters out of their homes,” he told the media.
The minister said personally he wished to imprison Imran Khan for three days in the same cell where he was jailed for months in a fabricated drug smuggling case. “Three days behind bars will end his politics.”
The Prime Minister stated that Mr. Niazi spent all of his time victimizing political opponents during his three and a half years in office and that he did not spend any time on social welfare projects.
He alleged that Mr. Khan had instructed his ex-accountability advisor Shehzad Akbar to ensure that Shehbaz Sharif, suffering from back pain, slept on the ground during the NAB custody.
The Prime Minister chastised the PTI chairman for using inappropriate language against Maryam Nawaz during the PTI rally in Multan and said it was a disgrace to the people.
Regarding the arrest of Shireen Mazari, Rana Sanaullah said that there was no involvement of the government or anyone in her arrest.
The Minister travelled to Bahawalpur to review arrangements for the May 28 PML-N gathering in relation to Yaum-i-Takbir. He said that the party would make the gathering a memorable occasion in Bahawalpur.