Fazl accuses Imran of using workers as ‘shield’ to evade arrest


President of Pakistan Democratic Movement and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan had been hiding behind his workers to evade his arrest.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Fazl referred to Imran Khan as a “coward” who has not only used his party workers as a shield but also made them stand against the state. “The state must establish its writ and ensure Imran’s arrest for the crimes he committed during his tenure as prime minister,” he added.

Fazl said that many political leaders were arrested during the tenure of Imran Khan’s government which even failed to prove a single allegation in a court of law.

“Imran Khan should show some courage and face the law,” the JUI chief said, adding that Imran was hell-bent on spreading chaos and anarchy in the country to achieve his ulterior motives.

He said that the country could not be run on the whims of Imran Khan, who first abandoned parliament and then resorted to “inciting violence in the country”.