Imran asks PM if military officers are ‘above law’

Amraiz Khan

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the law of the jungle is in Pakistan, and “might is right” is being observed everywhere. In his message on the social networking site Twitter, Chairman PTI said that a person who faced an attempt to murder twice in the last few months, can he ask Shahbaz Sharif a question? Imran Khan asked that I have the right to nominate these people as a citizen? Who is responsible for the murderous attacks? Why was I deprived of my legal and constitutional right to lodge an FIR?

He said that does Shahbaz Sharif’s tweet mean that the officers are above the law or they cannot commit crimes? If we allege that one of them has committed a crime, how is the institution being discredited?

The PTI Chairman also questioned who was “powerful” enough to “sabotage” the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Wazirabad incident while the PTI was still in “power in Punjab”.

He also mentioned the clashes at the Islamabad Judicial Complex (ICT) on March 18, where he had appeared before the court for a hearing of the Toshakhana case. At that time, Imran alleged that assassins had been placed outside the complex with plans to kill him.

Referring to the incident, he said: “Can Shehbaz Sharif answer why the specific peoples took over ICT Judicial Complex evening before my appearance there on March 18? Imran Khan added when the PM did find the answers to these questions, they would all point to “one powerful man and his accomplices all being above the law”.

“It is time for us to officially declare that in Pakistan there is only the law of the jungle where might is right,” Imran added. It is worth mentioning here that a day earlier, PM Shehbaz Sharif lambasted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for ‘maligning and threatening’ Pakistan Army.