Kh Asif warns Imran of ‘prolonged litigation’ over his army chief appointment remarks 

By: News Desk
Published: 02:36 PM, 5 Sep, 2022
Kh Asif warns Imran of ‘prolonged litigation’ over his army chief appointment remarks 
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Condemning former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s ‘controversial’ remarks about Pakistan Army during a speech at the party’s public gathering in Faisalabad yesterday (Sunday, September 4, 2022), senior PML-N leader and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday warned him of prolonged legal battles in future, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, he said that the government planned to do something different to Imran. “Imran will not meet the fate that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had met,” he said, adding, “Legal experts will decide the kind of action needed to be taken against him.”

Asif predicted that not one, PTI will be divided into different fragments. 

The minister said that Pakistan’s defence and economy had always been on India’s hit list. “And ever since Imran is out of the corridors of power, he has attacked both these sectors,” he alleged. 

He told PTI chairman that it was not army’s job to provide security to politicians. “Nobody should talk like this,” he stressed. 

But Imran, he went on to add, himself had been stressing all along that the establishment should not be ‘neutral’. 

The minister also claimed that it was none other but Imran who wanted the army to defend his corruption. “The fact is that the army is not ready to defend people’s corruption,” he added. 

Asif said there was a long list of the sacrifices given by the army for the country’s defence.  

He also hit out at Imran for going ahead with the PTI’s rallies despite the fact that a large chunk of the country was under water. “People like him are a threat to national security,” he alleged. 

Never ever in the country’s history, the minister added, the appointment of army chief had been made controversial. 

Reporter: Awais Kiani