Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah pledged on Sunday that former Prime Minister Imran Khan will be arrested in a case involving hooliganism and sloganeering against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation on a visit to Masjid-e-Nabi earlier this week.
In a news release, Sanaullah called Imran Khan “fitna” and said, “They will not be forgiven at all for what they did.” “Imran Khan will certainly be detained,” he added.
Speaking of the FIR registered against nearly 150 people, including Imran Khan, the minister has declared that there is no justification not to file a complaint against those who have violated the sacredness of Roza-e-Rasool(PBUH).
The government will not create barriers if citizens come forward and seek action in that regard, he said. The incident of harassment of the PML-N leadership at the Holy Mosque was planned, he added, adding that people were encouraged to do so.
In accordance with the plan, a group of people led by Aneel Mussarat and Sahibzada Jahangir came to Saudi Arabia from the United Kingdom for hooliganism in Masjid-e-Nabvi, he said.
“This man [Imran Khan] is determined to mislead the new generation,” he said and asked if anyone has ever appealed for a demonstration on Chand Raat?
Referring to the plot behind the incident, the minister asked: “Does there need to be any evidence after the press conference of Sheikh Rasheed?”
Saudi Arabia expelled some individuals
Sanaullah said the Saudi government has decided to take measures against those involved in the incident, saying that some people will be expelled from the Kingdom.
Former premier Imran Khan among 150 booked
Earlier today, ex-prime minister Imran Khan was among the more than 150 booked in a hooliganism-related case in Masjid-e-Nabawi.
The case was filed against the suspects at the Madina City Police Station in Faisalabad over a complaint by a citizen named Muhammad Naeem.
Those named in the case were former information minister Fawad Chaudhry, ex-special assistant to the prime minister for political communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill, National Assembly former deputy speaker Qasim Khan Suri, MNA Sheikh Rashid Shafique, Aneel Mussarat, a British-Pakistani businessman, and others.
Sheikh Rasheed’s nephew taken into custody
Meanwhile, the nephew of former federal minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, was detained at Islamabad airport on his arrival from Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Sunday (today).
The arrest was carried out as part of the incident of the tagline sung in Masjid-e-Naabai against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation.
Sources affiliated with the airport staff reported that Shafiq travelled to Pakistan via a privately owned airline.