ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah warned on Sunday that PTI Chairman Imran Khan will be arrested whenever his protected bail runs out.
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) granted Imran Khan three-week transit bail against a Rs50,000 surety bond on June 2 ahead of the PTI’s second long march to Islamabad. If Khan marches to Islamabad again, the PTI chief has petitioned the PHC to prevent him from being arrested.
Rana Sanaullah used to Twitter to claim that Imran Khan has been nominated in over two dozen instances, including riots, sedition, mayhem, and armed attacks around the country.
وزیر داخلہ رانا ثناءاللّٰہ کا عمران نیازی کی بنی گالہ واپسی کےحوالے سے اہم بیان:
عمران نیازی کواسلام آباد واپسی پرخوش آمدید کہتے ہیں۔ قانون کے مطابق ان کوسکیورٹی فراہم کی جارہی ہے۔
— Rana SanaUllah Khan (@PresPMLNPunjab) June 5, 2022
He stated that when Imran Khan’s protective bail granted by the court expires, security agents stationed outside his Bani Gala mansion will arrest him.
“How does one become the leader of a political party in a democratic nation who incites people and has no regard for moral or democratic ideals, calling his opponents traitors?” he wondered.
The minister stated that they welcome Imran Khan to Islamabad and that he will be protected according to the law.
Section 144 imposed in Islamabad
Security surrounding Bani Gala has been ramped up, the Islamabad police stated late Saturday night, in anticipation of Imran Khan’s expected return to Islamabad from Peshawar.
“Security around Bani Gala has been increased and placed on high alert,” the police stated, citing the impending arrival of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
In view of the expected arrival of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Bani Gala, security around Bani Gala has been strengthened and placed on high alert. However, until now Islamabad Police has not received any confirmed news of return from Imran Khan's team. 1/3
— Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) June 4, 2022
The security division of the Islamabad police has also deployed dedicated protection in Bani Gala, according to the Islamabad police. In Islamabad, Section 144 has been enacted, and any congregation is prohibited by the district magistrate’s instructions.
Imran Khan would be provided with complete protection in accordance with the law, according to a police official, who also stated that reciprocal cooperation from Imran Khan’s security teams is expected.
Sanaullah rules out possibility of talks with Imran
Earlier in the day, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, contrary to PML-N senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s views on ‘political conversations’ aimed at guiding the country out of the prevailing economic crisis, ruled out the idea of talks with PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had recommended Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to start a political conversation to get the country’s economy back on track a day earlier, citing the country’s economic instability and harsh political atmosphere. PM Shehbaz Sharif should approach all political parties to develop a political consensus as soon as possible, Khaqan Abbasi said in an interview with a private TV channel.
‘Story of PTI long march’s has ended’
Rana Sanaullah, speaking on Geo News’ Naya Pakistan, stated that the story of the PTI’s long march has come to an end. “Every day, someone claims he doesn’t recognise us,” the interior minister added, dismissing the chance of conversation. Should we place our hands on his feet and ask him to recognise us?”
The interior minister slammed the PTI chairman, saying he wants to bring disorder and mayhem to the country. “Imran Khan would not be permitted to march towards Islamabad,” he warned, adding that he would not be able to approach the capital city this time from either Peshawar or Mianwali.