Costs incurred by the government
Concerned over the “inadequate” protection offered to Chairman Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has requested information on the security personnel and costs incurred by the government.
Fawad Chaudhry, the Central Senior Vice President of the main opposition party, claimed in a statement that Mr. Khan was the most well-liked leader in the nation and that he was currently receiving life threats, but the government was failing to give him proper security.
He requested information on the amount of money spent on Mr. Khan’s security as well as the number of security personnel assigned for the purpose after rejecting the statement by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that more than Rs20 million per month was being spent on Mr. Khan’s security.
“Imran’s life has been in danger ever since the new administration took office,” according to Mr. Chaudhry.
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Imran Khan’s security is the responsibility
He added that the Sharifs had spent Rs364 million on the security of their home in Jati Umra. “Like any other citizen of the country, Imran Khan’s security is the responsibility of the state,” he said.
The PTI leader claimed that Asif Ali Zardari, the leader of the PPP, and the Sharif family had abused the nation’s resources for their personal protection, whereas Mr. Khan had saved millions of rupees in security costs by residing in his own home.
He claimed that despite several letters to the police and administration requesting that Mr. Khan’s safety, nothing had been done.
The PTI leader demanded that the interior minister give specifics regarding Mr. Khan’s security and the costs associated with it.