Federal government ponders filing case against Imran Khan

Federal government ponders filing case against Imran Khan

On Thursday, key federal government officials pondered going ahead with filing treason charges against ex-premier and PTI Chairman Imran Khan over PTI’s May 25 ‘Azadi March.’ Moreover, it was decided that the chief ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan would also be included in the list of those against whom treason charges would be filed.

A special committee meeting of the cabinet was convened on Thursday.

As per a statement issued by the Interior Ministry, the special meeting was chaired by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.

Minister for Law Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Communications Maulana Asad Mahmood, and Minister for Economic Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq were in attendance.

The meeting also included Islamabad Police IG Nasir Akbar and Interior Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar.

During the meeting, the interior secretary, interior minister, and IG Islamabad briefed the participants on the ‘Azadi March’ held on May 25.

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The participants discussed filing a case under the charges of sedition against the former PM and the chief ministers of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa named Khalid Khursheed Mahmood Khan, respectively.

“However, the committee postponed the meeting to deliberate over the matter further till June 6 to present its final recommendations before the federal cabinet,” the statement further read.

During the meeting, Sanaullah ordered the committee to ask the federal cabinet to file a treason case against Khan.

“PTI’s long march was a fitna and fasad March, instead of ‘Azadi March’ as it was an armed uprising in the capital. Therefore, I urged the committee to recommend filing a treason case under section 124(A) of the CrPC [Code of Criminal Procedure] against Imran Khan and chief ministers of KP and GB,” he reportedly said.

While briefing the committee, the minister said a plan was made to siege and walk over the capital with an armed force on May 25.

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