Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that the establishment somehow felt threatened by him and that was the issue. He added, “My life is even more at threat than it was then.”
Reuters has stated in an interview with the former prime minister that there have been protests countrywide after Imran Khan was ousted from PM office last year. The report also mentioned that a spate of cases have been registered against PTI Chairman, the police unsuccessfully tried to arrest him on Tuesday leading to intense clashes with PTI workers.
Imran Khan speaking in the interview said that 94 cases were registered against him. He said that he had availed bail on all the cases and therefore there was no reason he should be arrested. He said that he has formed a committee to lead his party in case he is taken under arrest.
PTI Chairman also said that he was worried about the situation in case of his arrest or any assassination attempt. He said, “I feel that there would be a very strong reaction and it would be a reaction all over Pakistan.”
The former prime minister again said that those who were trying to do that could not comprehend the situation and unfortunately the mindset was either of his arrest or assassination, but he also said that he didn’t think that they comprehend where Pakistan was situated right now.
He said that there was a military role in his ousting after relations had soured with then-army chief general retired Qamar Javed Bajwa. He said that the new chief was also following the same policy.
The interview concluded with Imran Khan’s remarks, “Throughout our 70-75 year history, you know, (the military) have a role. But that role has to be balanced now. You have to have that equilibrium now because that previous balance is not workable anymore.”