PM Shehbaz to act against Imran Khan over ‘baseless’ accusations against state institutions

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday decided to initiate legal action against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his party leadership over the alleged anti-state and anti-institution statements in line with a statement of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to informed sources, the prime minister has acted upon a formal request from military command for initiating legal proceedings against Imran Khan and constituted a committee comprising of legal and constitutional experts to suggest the future course of action.

The decision comes after the prime minister decided that the federal government would use its powers over the former premier’s “baseless allegations” against the institutions.

During the meeting, it was decided that in light of the statement of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), legal action would be taken against Imran Khan and his associates for their statements against the state and institutions.

Separately, PM Shehbaz gave a go-ahead for initiating legal action against PTI supporters blocking roads, clashing with security officials, burning and damaging public or private properties and trespassing Punjab Governor House, saying that legal action would also be taken against PTI leaders and workers for damaging private properties.

“Strict action will be taken against all those involved in activities contrary to the law and the constitution,” PM Shehbaz said while presiding over a meeting in Lahore, following a press conference, wherein he urged the chief justice to constitute a full-court commission to probe Imran’s allegations.

Action would be taken against arson, the siege of the Governor House Punjab, violent protests in different cities. Legal action would also be taken against the leaders and workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for attacks on private properties.

According to the law, action would be taken against all those persons involved in activities against the constitution.

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