Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday formed a committee to probe a statement made by Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, regarding armed protestors being present at the Haqeeqi Azadi March towards Islamabad.
Earlier, PTI Chairman, Imran Khan, during an interview with a media outlet, stated that he feared ‘bloodshed’ was imminent at the Haqeeqi Azadi March as some of his party workers were armed and could have retaliated against the hours-long shelling and use of tear-gas against protestors.
In a meeting of the Federal Cabinet, held today under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the details of the PTI’s long march to Islamabad held on May 25, the cabinet took notice of Former Prime Minister Imran Khan saying the long march cloud have turned bloody as party workers were armed.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has set up a five-member committee to probe into the ousted premier’s statement. The committee includes Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Advisor on Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira, Ayaz Sadiq, Asad Mahmood, and Law Minister Nazir Tarar.
Rana Sanaullah also stated that PTI’s protest was “not a political activity but a conspiracy against the state.” He added that any “anti-state” activities “would be dealt with severely.” Furthermore, the cabinet also alleged that PTI exploited the resources of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to gather the protestors as well as arm them at the KP House a day before the long march.
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