Imran Khan warns government against filing treason case

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BUNER: PTI Chairman Imran Khan Friday warned the government against filing a treason case against him after reports emerged that key officials were mulling over the idea.

Top federal government officials deliberated over going ahead with filing treason charges against Khan and the chief ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, respectively, over PTI’s May 25 “Azadi March” during a special committee meeting of the cabinet.

“Can Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif file treason cases against me? All of their properties are in foreign countries,” the PTI chairman said, claiming that Zardari had sought the United States’ help against the Pakistan Army.

“And can Nawaz Sharif — who has bought four properties worth billions in London — decide whether I am a traitor?” Khan said, adding: “The only reason the government is against me is that they know once I am out of the way, it makes it easier for them to siphon the country’s money to foreign countries.”

The PTI chairman claimed the coalition government — which he maintains was formed with the help of a US-backed conspiracy — knows that the people were still backing him, therefore, they have now decided to file a sedition case.

He added that he has “neither broken the law”, “nor have any of his actions been against the law”. He stressed that his 126-day sit-in in Islamabad was “peaceful”.

“I never want to break the law and do not want to spread anarchy […] we never wanted to get into clashes with the army, rangers, or police,” the ousted premier said.

 

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