FAISALABAD, Aug 05 (APP): Federal Interior Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan on Saturday said that PTI chairman Imran Khan was facing consequences of his misdeeds and malice.
Talking to the media after addressing laptop distribution ceremony at University of Agriculture
Faisalabad (UAF), he said that district and sessions judge had given him full opportunity for
7 months to come in the court and present proofs of his innocence but Imran Khan failed to
comply with the court orders.
He said that Imran Khan remained away from appearing before the court, hence, the court
completed legal requirements of the case and announced its verdict. The court decision
was made under a systematic manner, he added.
He further said that Imran Khan should file an appeal against the court decision as forum
of the High Court and Supreme Court was open for him. If he proved himself innocent,
he would be released, he added.
Rana Sana said that Imran Niazi minted money by stealing precious items from Toshakhana
and his money laundering case was still under trial in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Responding to a question, the minister said that elections would be held in-time and the
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would arrange general elections after rectifying
apprehensions in the census.
He said that tariff of electricity and price of oil products were increased only on the harsh
conditionality of International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“We were not in favor of increasing prices, but IMF forced us to do so and only Imran Khan
and his government are responsibly for price spiral as his government had signed an agreement
with the IMF”, he added.
He said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) was ready to contest the general elections
and it would surely emerge victorious with a thumping majority. Mian Nawaz Sharif would come
back very soon to establish next government with heavy public mandate and the country would
resume its pace of development and prosperity, he added.
The Interior Minister said that assemblies would be dissolved after three days and the caretaker
setup would hold the elections in a fair, free and transparent manner.
Responding to yet another question, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) should not be
banned but the persecution (Fitna) should be banned who was responsible for all kinds of mayhem in the country.