PTI to face govt’s atrocities gallantly: Qureshi Says Hamza not a constitutional, legal CM

Amraiz Khan

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid have resolved to face the atrocities perpetrated by the new coalition government gallantly while denouncing registration of large number of cases against their supporters. This was stated by former foreign minister and PTI senior leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi after his meeting with Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in Lahore on Monday.

Moonis Elahi was also attended the meeting. The PTI leader was of the view that Hamza Shehbaz was not a constitutional and legal chief minister. We will not accept the attempt of somebody who wants to save his rule at the expense of country’s image, he added. The former foreign minister lamented tons of cases against PTI supporters during party’s May 26 long march on Islamabad. He expressed party’s resolve to face the oppression bravely.

On this occasion, Speaker Pervaiz Elahi said that the time was not far when these rulers would face trial in assemblies. Meanwhile, PTI Senator Azam Swati on Monday submitted an application to Islamabad’s Secretariat police station for the registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, IGP and DIG Islamabad and Pakistan Rangers chief in Islamabad in connection with the teargas shelling and baton-charging of the PTI workers in the federal capital’s Red Zone on May 25, 2022.

In his application, he said that Rangers and police personnel baton-charged and teargassed the PTI workers during the party’s long march on Islamabad. “The rubber bullets also damaged my car,” Swati said, adding he was a senator and had gone to the D-Chowk to exercise his constitutional right. “But due to the teargas shelling and beating by the police, my condition deteriorated and I was taken to Poly Clinic Hospital where I was provided the first aid,” PTI senator said, and added that even now he had not fully recovered as he was experiencing breathing problems due to the fumes of shells he had inhaled accidentally.