PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressed a televised press conference in Lahore on January 25
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Wednesday called on Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial to ensure his party workers’ fundamental rights after Fawad Chaudhry’s arrest.
he PTI chief slammed state institutions after his party leader was booked in a sedition case.
Earlier today, Chaudhry was taken in custody from his residence after he publically issued threats aimed at Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) members in a media talk.
Speaking to the media at the court, Fawad said that he is “proud” of the case that has been registered against him. “Nelson Mandela also faced a similar case. It is being said that I committed treason,” he said.
The PTI leader said that he is a former federal minister and a Supreme Court lawyer, therefore, he should be treated respectfully.
Imran Khan, while censuring the ECP in his address, also questioned if it wasn’t aware of the Constitution’s Article 218 and its third clause which reads: “It shall be the duty of the Election Commission to organise and conduct the election and to make such arrangements as are necessary to ensure that the election is conducted honestly, justly, fairly and in accordance with law, and that corrupt practices are guarded against.”
The PTI chief asked the polls organising authority on what basis did it choose the name of Punjab interim chief minister Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi.
“Did the election commission not know about Mohsin Naqvi’s background? He played the maximum role in toppling our government. Wasn’t he with [Pakistan Peoples Party’s Co-Chairman] Asif Ali Zardari in the Sindh House. Didn’t he call Mohsin Naqvi his own son?” Khan questioned the electoral authority.
He added that his party chose the names which it thought would be acceptable by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
The former premier stated that ex-chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigated the caretaker CM of Pakistan’s biggest province for which the latter returned Rs3.5 million to the anti-graft body.