Gill’s arrest in accordance with law: Interior Minister
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Federal Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah has confirmed said PTI leader Shahbaz Gill was arrested by Islamabad police in a case of incitement to rebellion against the state institutions, reported 24 News HD TV Channel Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference along with Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, he said a first information report (FIR) had been registered against the PTI leader on behalf of the State in the Bani Gala police station.
This is not an abduction as Imran said, it is the arrest of a person that has been required by the police in a legal complaint. He will be presented before a court tomorrow morning, he added.
He said that it is a sensitive case and the government will take steps against all those who are involved in such cases.
He said it is very clear that Shahbaz Gill promoted the narrative of maligning the armed forces in connivance with a private TV channel.
He said a malicious campaign was launched on the social media after PTI s leadership was exposed to foreign funding and Tosha Khana cases.
Regarding Gill’s arrest, Sanaullah said, “a case was lodged against the PTI leader at Kohsar police station under sections of 120, 505 B, 153 and 153 A, 124 A and 131 over the complaint of the state.”
“There are reports of a conspiracy hatched with a private channel. There are many characters behind the conspiracy that will be exposed soon. We have been told many times that Imran Khan is dividing the nation.”
Sanaullah criticised the malicious social media campaign against the national institutions after the Lasbela military helicopter crash incident. “A narrative was built under a conspiracy which was scripted in a meeting chaired by Imran Khan. A private channel and its management were included in the conspiracy.”
The interior minister alleged that Shahbaz Gill and Fawad Chaudhry were tasked to spread the narrative and they attempt to start a revolt among the officers of a certain rank. He rejected the PTI chief’s statement in which he termed Gill’s arrest as abduction.
He said that PTI was fully trapped in foreign funding and Toshakhana cases and facing public criticism.
He further alleged that the controversial ‘narrative’ was read out by Gill which could not be repeated before the media in the national interests. Rana Sanaullah alleged that the malicious social media campaign was allegedly led by PTI.
Rana Sanaullah also briefed about the Muharram said that 24 thousand army officers and soldiers along with 16 thousand rangers personnel performed their responsibilities. One thousand and 31 processions had taken place aross the country peacefully. No untoward incident has taken place through the country, he added. He thanked the police and law enforcement agencies for performing their duties well.