The ruling coalition has asked the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) to take legal action against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for his comments threatening police officers and a woman judge.
In a rally on Saturday, Imran Khan had threatened that he would “not leave the female magistrate, deputy inspector-general, and inspector-general of Islamabad”, and said that he would file cases against them.
The former prime minister criticized Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry for approving Gill’s two-day physical remand last week at the request of the capital police and advised her “to get ready for the case to be filed against her”.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan People’s Party, Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, and other parties strongly objected to Imran’s remarks about the woman judge and Islamabad police officials in a joint statement.
The statement said that the PTI leader had intimidated a woman judge and criticised the “threatening language” used against officials of Islamabad police.
“Threats hurled are blatant bullying and violation of law. ‘Traitor’ is the one who plotted to incite mutiny in the army and received the foreign funding,” read the statement.
The ruling parties also accused Khan of interference into the affairs of the Interior Ministry by intimidating police officers engaged in their duties.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday stated that the government was consulting on whether to bring a new case against PTI Chairman Imran Khan for his “provocative speech” on Saturday or to add it to an existing case.
During a press briefing in Islamabad, the interior minister criticized Imran for allegedly threatening authorities and impeding officials from carrying out their official responsibilities.
Sanaullah stated that his ministry had drafted a report and was in consultation with the law ministry and the advocate general of Islamabad. He added that it would take a few days to reach a final decision.
He questioned why Gill had not yet submitted an application or identified the individual who was purportedly responsible for his claimed torture and also questioned PTI’s allegations that Gill had been mistreated while being held.