Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has warned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan of ‘attack’ from foreign agencies, saying that the former premier’s statements may land him in ‘danger’. Talking to journalists in London, the interior minister said that foreign agencies could take advantage of Imran Khan’s allegations levelled against ‘some people’, adding that they could carry out an attack on the PTI chief.
A pro-Imran slogan was spray painted on the wall of Stanhope House, the building where former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain has an office. A ‘die-hard’ supporter of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, British Pakistani Shayan Ali posted a photo on social media where he could be seen stood against the boundary wall, which was spray painted with the words: “You can’t kill IK chor”.
Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed on Monday that PTI Chairman Imran Khan had not been barred from contesting in future elections following the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) verdict in the Toshakhana reference against him, adding that the former premier “won’t face any problems” to contest in the NA-45 (Kurram-I) by-election scheduled to be held on Oct 30.
Imran Khan won six National Assembly seats for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a by-election on Sunday that was seen as a direct contest between the former ruling party and the current ruling coalition, which also grabbed two seats. Out of the eight National Assembly seats previously held by the PTI, Imran contested on seven.
Following the release of a set of audio clippings between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and other key decision-makers in the government only three days ago, another controversial audio leak surfaced on Wednesday, this time purportedly featuring former premier Imran Khan. The clip making rounds on social media seemingly features a conversation between Imran and his former principal secretary, Azam Khan.
There’s no love lost between PTI’s Imran Khan and PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif and they are often seen taking jibes at each other. PM Shehbaz has now directly responded to Imran Khan’s Twitter posts on various issues including blocking their flood relief telethon, and silencing pro-PTI journalists, saying they are busy with the rehabilitation of masses in the wake of devastating floods.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) took strong exception to recent remarks by PTI Chairman Imran Khan regarding the appointment of the new army chief, saying that it was “aghast at the defamatory and uncalled for” statement. The comments come a day after Imran, at a rally in Faisalabad, alleged that the PPP and PML-N wanted to “appoint an army chief of their choice”.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) notification, banning the live telecast of former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s speeches. The court suspended the PEMRA’s notification till September 5 and observed that PEMRA “does not have the authority” to issue such orders.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said that the UK-based publication The Guardian took his statement on the attack on controversial author Salman Rushdie “out of context”. According to the publication, Khan had condemned the attack on “The Satanic Verses” author and described it as “terrible and sad”. The Guardian quoted him as saying that the anger of Muslims cannot be taken as a justification for the assault.
According to latest reports on Friday, it has emerged that PTI has engaged a Washington-based lobbying firm to support the party’s goal of developing good ties with the United States and the Pakistani diaspora in the country. The report claims that the party is making attempts to mend ties with the Joe Biden administration after the PTI had accused US for overthrowing the Imran Khan-led government.