Islamabad: According to a report by Geo News, Imran Khan, the former prime minister and current leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said during a press conference on Sunday that he is not a politician but a terrorist. This was said by Marriyum Aurangzeb, Pakistan’s minister for information and broadcasting.
Aurangzeb further claimed that Khan’s home in Zaman Park served as a terrorist hideout and a facility for the creation of petrol bombs. She asserted that Khan had lost control in April of last year and has since changed from a politician to a terrorist assaulting government buildings.
In addition, Marriyum Aurangzeb, the minister for information and broadcasting, stated that it is the police’s primary duty to protect the courts, which are the guardians of justice. She foresaw the possibility of a civil war in the nation if the state’s, judicial, and law enforcement agencies’ authority were to be challenged.
Aurangzeb continued by stating that if Imran Khan were permitted to flout the law, it would promote the formation of gangs, hooligans, and terrorists who would pose a threat to the legal system and the police. She highlighted that providing such a person concessions would not result in the establishment of the rule of law in the nation.
According to Geo News, the federal minister claimed that on August 23 of last year, a person was given a court summons but did not show up. He encouraged his fans to criticise the courts when the court ordered his detention and presence.
She further charged Khan with wrecking the country’s economy, creating unemployment, and depriving people of basic essentials like food. During the PTI’s leadership, the prices of necessities including flour, sugar, cooking oil, electricity, and gas climbed dramatically, having an impact on the general public.
The PML-N leader reportedly said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government had the power to arrest Imran Khan when it took office last year, but they didn’t want him to use the victim narrative.
In reaction to the ongoing confrontation between party supporters and law enforcement outside Khan’s home, where they were attempting to arrest him, this statement was made.
Khan’s arrest warrants in the Toshakhana case were also revoked, according to The Express Tribune, and the hearing was postponed until March 30.