PM urges CJP to form full court commission to probe Imran Khan’s allegations
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial to form a full court commission to investigate PTI chief Imran Khan’s allegation of his involvement in the attack on his container during his long march on Thursday.
“I think this is the need that this time there should be an immediate decision on the basis of justice. I request the chief justice to form a full court commission with all honorable and respectable judges for the greater interest of this country and to end this discord and chaos,” the prime minister said in a press conference in Lahore.
“I will immediately, via a letter in writing, request this and I hope this request will be supported in favour of people. And if you do not accept this request then these questions will remain forever. This fitna and sazish will be buried only when facts come to light.”
He said it was the prerogative of the government to ask the Supreme Court to form a judicial commission and he has demanded a full court commission for the reason that no body could point fingers towards it.
He said the same bench should also investigate the issue of the murder of journalist Arshad Sharif.
He said the appointment of the new army chief will be made on time.
Berating Imran Khan for levelling allegations against the military, PM Shehbaz said a liar was attacking the Pakistan army.
The press conference came a day after former premier Imran Khan nominated PM Shehbaz, Rana Sanaullah and a senior military official being responsible for an assassination attempt on him.
At the outset of the press conference, different videos of Imran Khan were being run.
“The attack is condemnable, however, when the nation is being pushed towards devastation by false narratives it is my responsibility that I play a positive role to protect the people,” he said, urging the PTI chief to present evidence to support his allegations.
The Prime Minister said there is no place for violence in politics and it is intolerable.
“We all condemned the incident that happened in Long March.”
He said he, Rana Sanaullah and an officer of an organization were accused and once again, lies and vileness have been demonstrated.
Prime Minister said he had directed the Ministry of Interior to investigate the matter immediately.
He said accusations on institutions should be stopped as lies are being told, people are being befooled.
“A person who tells lies is attacking Pakistan's forces like an enemy,” said the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister said Imran Niazi is a statue of lies from head to toe.
He said Indian media is jubilant on the campaign against the institutions.
The prime minister said the agenda of the enemy is being fulfilled by making accusations against the institutions.
He said retired judges were appointed in the accountability court to punish them.
He said Imran Niazi accused a corruption of $17million in Multan Metro, where did that case go?
He said documentary evidence of Rs27 billion (corruption) was waved and Javed Sadiq was called the front man while Shahzad Akbar, Imran Niazi published a false story in Daily Mail.
Prime Minister said the British National Crime Agency gave him a clean chit.
Prime Minister said the Punjab government is yours to conduct an investigation.
He said there was a threat of attack and they have shared messages with the Punjab government.
“People like (former National Accountability Bureau chairman) Javed Iqbal were used. Tayyaba Gul was forcefully kept in the PM House and blackmailed through Iqbal, so that he could be used against us and for cases against them to be quashed,” PM Shehbaz said underscoring that his intentions were only to punish the PML-N.
The premier said that he was aware of being questioned regarding the Model Town case.
“In the Model Town case, the trial court — during their regime — gave me and my colleagues a clean chit and the Lahore High Court also stood with the verdic
PM Shahbaz further said that Khan is damaging the country through his “false and cheap conspiracies”, adding that he is also building negative narratives against the institutions.
The premier maintained that if Khan successfully shows evidence to the people that he was behind the attack, then “I don’t have a right to continue to hold the Prime Minister's Office.”
PM Shehbaz says it'll be "injustice' if courts, nation remain spectators when Imran Khan's allegations against institutions, govt prove false.