Pakistani Home Minister Rana Sanaullah warned Imran Khan on Monday that he would be arrested if he dared to start new anti-government protests. He also accused the head of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party of doing “agitative politics.” Sanaullah took aim at the former prime minister as he addressed party workers at a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) convention in Multan in Punjab province, according to the Dawn newspaper.
In fact, Imran Khan recently ordered his workers and supporters to prepare for a ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ (Jail Bharo Movement) against the federal government for torturing party leaders in custody and delaying the announcement of new general elections. A few days after this, this notice from the minister has arrived.
Sanaullah on Sunday blamed the leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party for “creating trouble”. Dawn quoted Sanaullah as saying: “In 2014, PTI organized protests and tried to stop the path to progress and prosperity. Imran Khan is politicizing the movement in the form of ‘Long March’ and laying siege to Islamabad under the pretext of the election date.
On PTI’s Jail Bharo’s agitation, the home minister said he expected Khan to be sent “to the same cell where I was kept during my arrest,” according to reports. The minister warned that the federal government was ready to arrest Khan if he dared to start a protest.
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