No long march unless govt assured it won't be violent, Rana Sana tells PTI

Says won’t let Sheikh Rashid out of house until he withdraws his ‘bloody march’ statement: Farah Gogi was calling shots in Punjab as Buzdar was dummy CM

By: News Desk
Published: 11:47 AM, 7 May, 2022
No long march unless govt assured it won't be violent, Rana Sana tells PTI
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Responding to the comments made by former interior minister Sheikh Rashid that this time the long march towards Islamabad would be bloody, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Saturday that he would not allow the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers and leaders to march if they did not assure the government that they would remain peaceful, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

Speaking to the media after appearing in a court in Lahore in connection with the hearing of a narcotics case, Rana Sanaullah told Sheikh Rashid in clear and categorical terms that he did not know him. “You will fail to create anarchy in the country. Mind it. This is my last warning to you,” Sanaullah said, and added, “Imran Khan, I am telling you. Even you will not be spared if you do not refrain from threatening us.”

The minister said that since this was the election year, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had already begun ‘mass contact campaign’.  

He was of the view that Usman Buzdar was the Punjab chief minister only in name, and actually it was Farah Gogi, friend of former prime minister Imran Khan’s wife, who would call the shots in the province. 

He accused the friend of former first lady of Pakistan of minting billions of rupees through the transfers and postings of government officials. “PTI chairman Imran and his party leaders are presently running ‘Save Gogi Campaign’,” Sanaullah said, and alleged that Imran had introduced the ‘amnesty scheme’ only to save his wife’s friend Farah. 

He claimed that Farah Gogi transferred one billion rupees abroad.

“The PTI government booked its opponents in ‘false and fabricated’ cases. If the last government had proofs that I was involved in the murder of some people, I should have been booked in cases of that particular offence rather than cases of drugs, with which I have nothing to do,” he added.   

Earlier, the court of Special Judge Anti-Narcotics issued a notice to the ANF and later adjourned hearing of the case of possession of 15 kilos of heroin against Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and others until May 21. 

Sanaullah, on the occasion, also filed an application for permanent exemption from court appearance in the case.         

Reporter: Shaheen Atiq