A day before the opposition’s no-confidence vote in the National Assembly, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif Saturday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should be booked for provocation, incitement and sedition.
This comes after local media, quoting sources, reported that the government and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leadership decided to resort to violence in the federal capital today (Sunday).
Senior journalist Hamid Mir, quoting sources, said that the ruling party has decided to stop the opposition lawmakers from exiting the parliament lodges and entering the lower house of parliament. “Whether they enter the assembly or even if they are outside, they will be beaten,” Mir said quoting ‘informed sources’.
“Those of PTI who resort to violence or create a law and order situation should be arrested and thrown behind bars, IK (Imran Khan) included,” Maryam wrote in a tweet.
She said that PM Imran should be booked for provocation, incitement and sedition. “Will be Insha’Allah. None of them should be spared.”
In another tweet, Maryam said that whatever Imran Khan is doing today will only add to the dossier and charge sheet against him. “The list is getting longer & longer. He is inviting woes & miseries for himself & his people,” she added.
She warned that the premier “will have to pay through his nose for every word he says today”.
Earlier in the day, PM Imran urged the country’s youth to take to streets to hold ‘peaceful demonstrations’ against “foreign conspiracy” being hatched to topple his government.