The Army Officer’s Allegations
“I have no evidence against me.” I’m mentally ready to be taken into custody. PTI chief: “If I have to go to jail, I’m prepared.”
A day after the Pakistan Army advised Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to refrain from disparaging serving officers, the former prime minister clarified there was no need for him to deceive by referring to the organization and Pakistan as his own.
This is my army in Pakistan. In a video message on Tuesday, In a video message on Tuesday, Imran said, “I don’t have to lie.”
Prior to his departure for the federal capital to attend hearings of his bail applications at the Islamabad High Court for two cases against him, the cricketer-turned-politician’s speech was published on PTI’s social media channels.
The leader of the PTI made his comments a day after the army censured him for making “irresponsible and baseless allegations” against an active-duty senior military official of the armed services.
As the politician continued his tirade against the establishment, Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement in response.
“He claimed that the PTI leader had made highly careless and unfounded accusations regarding a senior serving army commander without any supporting documentation.
The military spokesperson advised the lawmaker to stop making unfounded claims and issued a warning that if this pattern continued, the army was entitled to file a lawsuit.
The prior prime minister, who was ousted from office in April 2022 following a no-confidence vote, asserted that a senior military officer, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif,
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah was responsible for an attempt on his life in November of the previous year.
All three denied the allegations. Khan hasn’t yet given the authorities any supporting documentation either.
The PTI leader addressed the possibility of going to jail by saying, “If someone has a warrant, they should bring it immediately to me. I’ll have my attorney there; bring the warrant. I’m ready to walk into the prison by myself.
The former premier advised against producing any drama while insisting that he be reached with a warrant.
“I don’t have any proof against me,” I’m emotionally prepared to be arrested. Khan said, “If I have to go to jail, I’m prepared.”
He said that the country had known him for fifty years. According to Khan, “I am currently the leader of the largest party in the nation.”
At 2:30 p.m., Khan is due to show up at the IHC for a hearing on his bail requests.
Before Khan entered the court, Section 144 has been put into effect in the federal capital. The Islamabad Police hackers had taken tight security measures, including closing the roadways. near the IHC to regular traffic.
The Army Officer’s Allegations Denied
The restrictions of Section 144 forbid any type of assemblage.
Aun Muhammad Rizvi Road and the G-10 turn will remain closed, according to the Islamabad Police.
The office of the registrar has also sent a circular outlining security precautions.
According to the registrar’s circular, only lawyers and journalists will need special passes to enter courtroom number one; judicial officers and court employees won’t.
According to the memo. The Khan will only be permitte to enter the courtroom with 15 other attorneys.
However, only 10 solicitors from the offices of the Attorney General of Pakistan and the Advocate General of Islamabad would be allowed.
In the meantime, 30 journalists from the Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA) will be permitted entry to the courtroom.
The administration has been instructed not to bar anyone with department cards or special passes from entering the court’s grounds.
The circular said that only those with the special card would be permitted to enter courtroom number one.