‘Provinces supporting long march will have to face consequences’
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that those provinces supporting long march of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo Imran Khan would violate Constitution and there would be consequences for it.
Talking to media persons, he criticised Imran Khan for misleading people and dividing nation through his rude attitude. He said Imran Khan is trying to malign state institutions. Regarding law and order situation in capital, he said all are equal before law and no one will be allowed to take law into their own hand.
Responding to a question he said that those provinces supporting long march of Imran Khan would violate Constitution and there would be consequences for it. “Constitution gives power to federal government and I would ask Cabinet and prime minister to use it in case of such a situation,” he added. On another question about legislation relating to transgender, Rana Sanaullah said that everything should be decided according to our religion, which guides us on all matters.
In response to a question about road closures in Islamabad, he stated that D-Chowk was closed due to a farmer protest. He said that negotiations would be conducted with leadership of farmers and their demands would be considered. He said that protesting farmers could be provided with an appropriate place to lodge their protest, however, they couldn’t be allowed to come to D-Chowk for protest and be requested for this purpose.
He said strong action would be taken against participants of PTI long march if they attempted to come towards D-Chowk.
He criticised Imran Khan’s attitude and said that no one could negotiate with him as he has an incredible personality. Speaking about Toshakhana case against Imran Khan, he said that former prime minister had been involved in embezzlement and received an amount of around Rs 260 million by selling gifts in market.
Published in The Daily National Courier, September, 22 2022