Imran should face trial instead of making 'Jail Bharo Tehreek' announcements: Marriyum
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Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has taken a jibe at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan over his announcement to launch a Jail Bharo Tehreek, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Saturday.
The leadership is the first to go jail on the launch of a Jail Bharo Tehreek, she said while addressing a press conference after the former prime minister asked his party leaders and worker to brace for Jail Bharo Tehreek.
Flanked by Faisal Karim Kundi, she said Imran Khan is hiding in the house and asking his workers to bear a tough time. Imran Khan should face courts instead of making such announcements, the federal information minister said, adding that how can a person launch such a moment who broke into tears after spending just two days in jail?
She said the leaders including e-president Asif Ali Zardari, for bereaving confinement for the cause and stand firm against political persecution. She blamed terrorism resurgence on the PTI, saying Khan the former ruling party supported terrorists in KP. She said the PML-N government got rid of terrorism but the PTI government granted pardons to the hardcore criminals and let the terrorists reorganize.
She asked Imran Khan to face the trials instead of hiding behind the women and children. She appealed to the PTI supporters to shun backing Imran Khan as they were being used and made scapegoats.
PM aide Attaullah Tarar ridiculed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s announcement of ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ Taking to Twitter, Atta said that someone may have misguided Imran Khan over 'Jail Bharo Tehreek'.
In such a movement, bail pleas are withdrawn, he tweeted, questioning if Imran Khan is withdrawing bail pleas in cases related to foreign funding, cypher and Toshakhana.
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The former prime minister made an announcement of ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ to mount pressure on the government for snap polls. In his televised address, Imran Khan asked his party leaders and workers to get ready for the campaign and wait for his call.
He stressed: “We are not scared of getting arrested as millions of people are ready to fill the jails,” he added. The former prime minister said his party could have opted for a nationwide strike but will choose to fill the prisons instead in light of the fears that the country's economy might deteriorate.