PTI activists’ vandalism proves Imran can’t face courts: Marriyum


Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said that abusing and threatening judges, attacking courts and vandalism at Judicial Complex by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf activists was the manifestation that “foreign funded Toshakhana thief” Imran Khan could not face courts to answer allegations.

In a tweet, sharing a screen grab showing PTI workers breaking the door of Islamabad Judicial Complex, she opined that when courts took lenient views against the accused to make him personally appear, such incidents were bound to happen.

Referring to Imran Khan, she said one person was attacking the Constitution and the country’s judicial system but no action was being taken against him.

Marriyum Aurangzeb castigated Imran Khan for his lame excuses for not appearing in courts. In a statement, the minister said that the courts continue asking about Imran’s whereabouts but he continued to evade.

Marriyum said that the “ foreign agent” was appealing to the banking court for granting bail. In the Tosha Khana case, charges are to be framed against him, yet he refused to appear.

She said if Imran Khan fails to appear in courts, he should be arrested so that his desire to fill the jail will also be fulfilled.

She said, “If Nawaz Sharif could appear in court with his daughter on daily basis, why Imran Khan could not appear with Bushra and Farah Gogi?” She said Imran Khan should realise that in his difficult time, Bushra Bibi and Farah Gogi left him alone to face court cases. She said that “watch thief and foreign agent” should answer why Tosha Khana gifts were stolen and why did he sell the watch with an image of the Holy Kaaba.

Marriyum asked Imran to appear in court and tell why did Bushra Bibi sell Tosha Khana’s diamond necklaces.

He should also tell the court why foreign agents used charity money in politics, she said.