Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is against on the decision of banning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
According to sources reports, the PML-N is ‘divided’ over the decision to ban Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) following the 9th May violence, as a majority of the leaders are not in favour to ban PTI. Few leaders of PML-N are in favour of banning PTI and tough time for its leadership sources said.
Sources claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has asked senior party leaders to avoid demanding and commenting on banning PTI.
Former Premier who is right now in London also directed the party leadership to differentiate between the ‘terrorists’ and political personalities, the sources said.
“Terrorists should be trialled under Military Act and cases of other political leaders should be heard in the civil courts,” Nawaz Sharif was quoted as saying according to sources.
Earlier, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif revelad on Monday that the federal government is not considering to impose a ban on Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
It is to be noted that on 9th May, Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan arrested by NAB and taken into custody by Rangers from the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Al-Qadir Trust Case.
The PTI chief was taken into custody in the Al-Qadir Trust case by Rangers from Islamabad High Court where the former premier had gone to seek bail in multiple FIRs registered against him. The former prime minister was taken in black Vigo and shifted to NAB office Rawalpindi by the law enforcement agency.
The PTI chairman was going for biometric at the IHC when he was taken into custody.
After PTI Chief arrest Violent clashes broke out across Pakistan. The protests were held in remote and major cities in result Army installations and Corps Commander’s house in Lahore came under attack during a protest of PTI workers.
Later, Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared PTI Chairman Imran Khan arrest Legal by NAB Officials. After which PTI filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision calling party chief Imran Khan’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) “legal”.
Terming the judgment ‘full of flaws’, Imran Khan termed the arrest warrants issued by the NAB ‘illegal’ and added that he did not receive notice of transforming the inquiry into the investigation.
Supreme Court Verdict
Supreme Court of Pakistan declares Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan’s arrest “illegal” by NAB in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
The three-member bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Athar Minallah in the supervision of CJP Umar ata Bandial, while hearing the former prime minister’s plea against his arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case, termed Imran Khan’s arrest by Rangers from inside courtroom “illegal” and ordered his immediate release.
The Top court also ordered the PTI chief to appear in Islamabad High Court for his case hearing.
After which Imran Khan Friday also got big relief from the Islamabad High Court as the authorities have been restricted from arresting the ousted prime minister in any case till Monday morning 15th May.
IHC single bench Mian Gul Hassan heard Imran Khan’s plea and barred authorities from arresting him in any new case till 17th May. The bench also orders authorities to ensure foolproof security to Imran Khan.
What is Al-Qadir Trust case
The Ex-Premier, along with his wife Bushra Bibi and other PTI leaders, are facing a NAB inquiry related to a settlement between the PTI government and a property tycoon, which reportedly caused a loss of 190 million pounds to the national exchequer.
As per the charges, the Imran Khan and others accused allegedly adjusted Rs50 billion — 190 million pounds at the time — sent by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to the government.
They are also accused of getting undue benefit in the form of over 458 kanals of land at Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, to establish Al Qadir University.