Pakistan government contemplating registering a case against former PM Imran Khan for threatening state institutions – Times of India

Islamabad: Pakistanthe home minister of Rana Sanaullah Said on Sunday that the government is considering registering a case against former Prime Minister Imran KHAN Addressing a rally here for threatening the institutions of the state and making provocative statements.
Sanaullah told a press conference that the government was taking legal advice before initiating any case against Khan.
Addressing a public meeting here on Saturday, Khan threatened to register a case against top police officials, a woman magistrate, the Election Commission of Pakistan and political opponents for the treatment of his colleague. Shahbaz GillWho was arrested last week on charges of treason.
Sanaullah alleged that the speech of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief was a continuation of the tendency to target the army and other institutions.
“It is all happening in continuity – after the Lasbela incident when six army officers were killed in an operation, Gill tried to instigate the army ranks to go against his top command and then Imran Threatened a woman judge and police officers to perform their duties in law,” the minister said.
Sanaullah said the Home Ministry has prepared a report on the latest speech and it is consulting the Advocate General and the Law Ministry before taking a final decision on the matter in a few days.
His remarks came hours after Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog banned ousted Prime Minister Khan from broadcasting live speeches on satellite television channels, threatening government institutions and making provocative statements while addressing a rally.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said in a release on Saturday that despite repeated warnings, television channels failed to implement a time-lapse mechanism to stop the transmission of content against “state institutions”. Huh.
“It has been observed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Imran Khan, in his speeches/statements, through his provocative statements against state institutions and officials, is continuously accusing him of spreading baseless allegations and hate speech, which is unfavorable. There is a possibility of maintaining law and order and disturbing public peace and tranquility,” it said.
The regulator said Khan’s speeches were in violation of Article 19 of the Constitution and the code of conduct for the media.
“The Competent Authority i.e. Chairman PEMRA In view of the above background and reasons, in exercise of the delegated powers of the Authority contained in section 27(a) of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002, as amended by the PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007, hereby prohibits the transmission of the broadcast of of live speech Imran Khan With immediate effect on all satellite TV channels.
However, PEMRA said that Khan’s recorded speech would be allowed to be telecast only after an effective delay mechanism to ensure monitoring and editorial control.
The party reacted sharply to the ban imposed on the PTI president, saying that the Prime Minister’s government Shahbaz Sharif Fascist regime.
Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party said, “The imported fascists are trying to ban Imran Khan’s speeches on TV. They have completely lost the battle and are now using fascism. Said in a tweet.
PTI had organized Saturday’s rally to express solidarity with Gill and protest against Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s claim of “obvious fascism” prevalent under the “imported regime”.
During the rally, Khan was not spared, calling Pakistan’s military “neutral”, and in a veiled reference to the coalition government, urging his supporters to stand with the nation rather than a “gang of thieves”.
The 69-year-old termed the judiciary as “biased”.
While the Pakistani military did not respond to Khan’s statement, political parties such as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan People’s Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal and Mutahida Qaumi Movement urged the judiciary to take legal action against Khan and his associates. asked for. For threatening a female judge and threatening police officers.
Meanwhile, Khan has said that he will address a rally at Liaquat Bagh ground in Rawalpindi on Sunday.
Since he was ousted from power in April, the cricketer-turned-politician has repeatedly claimed that the no-confidence motion against him was the result of a “foreign conspiracy”.
Khan has also insisted that his party will not deal with or accept an “imported government” led by Prime Minister Sharif.