Reaction to the PTI chief’s accusation against an ISI official is negative.
Imran Khan, according to Tanveer Ilyas, is “cutting” Pakistan’s roots.
Khan is forewarned by the Army of “legal action” for “malafide statements”.
Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, the former prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), has harshly criticised Imran Khan, the leader of his party, for “attacking” the institutions and widening the “gap” between the military and the populace.
Ilyas said in a video statement that Imran Khan and other PTI officials had been instilling distrust in people’s minds against institutions for a year.
The PTI leader, who was recently removed from the highest post in AJK due to contempt charges, responded harshly when the military criticised him for making “irresponsible and baseless allegations” against a senior military commander who was still in the service.
The PTI leader has said that a top military officer, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah were responsible for the attempt on his life on November 3, 2022, but he has not yet shown any proof to the police. Additionally, each of the accused has denied the accusations.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director-General Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry referred to the accusations as “extremely unfortunate, deplorable, and unacceptable.”
Ilyas said in his statement that attempts were being undertaken to distance the populace from the armed forces.
He said, “The nation believes in the armed forces and it is a relationship of trust,” noting the sacrifices the armed forces make on behalf of the nation.
Ilyas said that the military serves as a security guarantee for the nation and that everyone is proud of it.
Further criticising Khan for “cutting the roots of Pakistan,” he asserted that it is past time to both conceal and vehemently denounce such behaviours.
The former prime minister of AJK called “all patriotic people to come forward to stop the factors that weaken Pakistan.”
Military leaders, are they above the law?
PM Shehbaz had denounced the PTI leader’s outburst against the senior military official prior to the army’s response. Khan criticised the prime minister at this point, asking if “[military] officers were above the law?”
“Can I dare to ask SS the following Questions as someone who has had two assassination attempts on his life in the past few months: Do I, as a citizen, have the right to designate those I believe were accountable for assassination strikes on me? Why was I prevented from using my legal and constitutional right to file a FIR?
He questioned, “Does SS tweet mean mly officers are above the law or that they cannot commit a crime?”
The PTI chairman further questioned: If someone is being held accountable for a Who was so strong as to undermine the Wazirabad JIT while the Punjab PTI government was in power?
Without identifying anyone, Khan claimed that if PM Shehbaz can honestly respond to all of his inquiries, it will demonstrate that one influential individual and his allies “all are above the law.”
Then it is time for us to formally state that there is only jungle law in Pakistan, where Might is Right.