The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been urged to move a high treason resolution under Article 6 of the Constitution against party chief Imran Khan at the Sindh Assembly. “PTI leaders should move a high treason resolution against their own leader Imran Khan as it was done by MQM lawmakers against Altaf Hussain,” said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while speaking on a resolution moved in the provincial assembly condemning the violence and attacks by PTI workers in the wake of Imran Khan arrest.
In his policy statement, the CM also assured the House that all perpetrators involved in Karachi violence will be arrested. “We have taken footage and other evidence,” he said stressing that “not a single person involved in the attacks will be spared”.However, he shied away from sharing further details of the government’s strategy and further details but said that the government has asked police and law enforcement agencies to initiate a crackdown against the party.
Former PM Khan was arrested on Tuesday by the Rangers paramilitary force from the IHC, over corruption allegations. A day earlier, an accountability court granted the NAB his eight-day physical remand.He was accused of looting Rs50 billion from the national treasury, along with a property tycoon, and getting the Al-Qadir University Trust registered on 450-kanal of land.
Hours after Imran’s arrest, the IHC declared that his arrest from the court’s premises was carried out legally, while the PTI alleges political persecution.Notably, the PTI chief’s arrest also came a day after the military warned him against making “baseless allegations” after he again accused a senior intelligence officer of plotting to kill him.