Imran urges President’s action against agencies’ brazen intervention in politics

Governor KP’s statement for not giving elections date, hinting at establishment is mentioned in letter

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan has reportedly urged President Dr. Arif Alvi to take action against the brazen intervention by intelligence services and some sectors of the establishment in politics.

PTI Chairman made the statement in a letter dated January 29 and posted it to the party’s official Twitter account on Thursday.

“The most recent reflection of this was the KP governor’s statement saying he cannot give a date for elections to the KP legislature as that would be given by the intelligence agencies and the Establishment,” the letter read.

After a decision was adopted by the PTI during the party’s core committee meeting on Sunday, the letter was forwarded to Dr. Alvi.

The resolution also called the president’s attention to the “brazen acts of abductions, false FIRs, custodial torture and threats being meted out to PTI workers and leaders,” according to the statement.

The letter continued, “The resolution calls on you to take notice and act against all these acts that violate the Constitution, laws of the state, and basic human rights.”

The change occurs a day after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali declined to announce a date for the provincial assemblies’ general elections, advising the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to consult the appropriate parties and assess the country’s security and economic climate first before making a decision.

Governor’s letter to ECP stated, “However, in view of alarming law and order situation in the province and a series of terrorist attacks during recent days, it would be advisable that ECP should consult and take into confidence the relevant institutions/LEAs [law enforcement agencies] as well as political parties, to ensure that conduct of general elections in a fair, free, and peaceful manner in the province.”