‘Jail Bharo’ is conspiracy against Pakistan: Marriyum


Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday alleged that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s ‘Jail Bharo’ movement is a conspiracy against the country.

Addressing a press conference, the minister said the underprivileged segments of society were suffering because of the former premier’s ‘thefts and robberies’.

Marriyum maintained that Imran was evading cases before various institutions including high courts, district courts, the Federal Investigation Agency, and National Accountability Bureau as he did not have any answers.

“After several abandoned plans in the past nine months, he has hatched a new conspiracy in the form of the Jail Bharo movement,” she said, adding the movement should be called Jail Bacho (save from incarceration).

Calling the movement a “drama”, she questioned why 200 innocent people were being arrested when Imran Khan was the one being summoned and PTI leaders were being asked about the cypher conspiracy and Toshakhana (gift depository) case.

“These are not political arrests, these are criminal arrests,” she stated and reiterated that Imran needed to give answers.

“Nawaz Sharif went to jail with his children. You [Imran] stay in your Zaman Park bunker with your children roaming in Britain,” she said and asked why others should go to jail while the “criminal” was sitting in his residence.

She maintained that the Jail Bharo movement was not for the populace, but was rather a conspiracy against the country. “If you sympathized with the country why did you ruin foreign relations and hikeed petrol, LNG, sugar, and flour prices during your tenure,” she questioned.

Marriyum further said that Imran himself used to call PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi the “biggest dacoit of the country” but was now supporting him and praising him for becoming party leader.