- Imran responds to Rana Sana, saying “Govt trying to preempt horror stories about to break”
Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), criticised Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday for attempting to “cover up” the mistreatment of party members who are now in custody, particularly women.
At a news conference held after midnight, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that intelligence services had heard a discussion indicating that the PTI was preparing two distinct “dramas” that would be carried out simultaneously.
The minister claimed the intercept showed the Khan-led party was preparing some sort of action at a specific home without providing any other information.
Additionally, he said that the intercepted communications suggested a “rape act” would be carried out and blamed on law enforcement. It was determined to tell the country about these demonic plans since it was believed that possibly this drama might occur tonight, he said.
The former prime minister responded to Sanaullah’s news conference by declaring that he is “so obviously trying to cover up and preempt the horror stories about to break in the media.”
According to his tweet, “this press conference from this certified criminal should remove all such doubts about women being mistreated in jails.”
The former cricket player turned politician bemoaned the fact that women were being “harassed by the state as they have been by this fascist govt” while they were exercising their right to peacefully protest.
Following days of street protests brought on by Khan’s brief detention earlier this month, PTI leaders began to flee the country as security forces cracked down on the party in response to attacks on military and civilian targets, including the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi and the Lahore Corps Commander’s House (Jinnah House).
Following the chaos on May 9, more than 70 leaders and lawyers have already left the PTI, including Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari, Ali Zaidi, Imran Ismail, Aamir Mehmood Kiani, Malik Amin Aslam, Mahmood Moulvi, Ibrar Ul Haq, Fayyaz Chohan, Maleeka Bokhari, Mussarrat, and Jamshed Cheema among others.
Khan criticised the home raids at Omar Ayub’s and Shahzad Akbar’s in a different tweet.
We are currently in the dark ages, he said, with the Constitution being broken, court rulings being openly disregarded, homes being broken into and destroyed without a warrant, the media being restrained, and no one standing up to defend our basic rights.
Since the crackdown started, Khan has often criticised the government for violating human rights, notably those of women. He had already stated in a tweet that Haqeeqi Azadi’s support from Pakistani women will be remembered.
We shall never forget the brutality of our security personnel and their brazen attempts to abuse, harm, and degrade women.
“Hundreds are detained in appalling circumstances. This will not go unnoticed either, he wrote.