PTI chief in hot water over ‘anti-army diatribe’

The coalition government on Saturday decided to take action against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and his aides for levelling allegations against the armed forces.

The decision to this effect was made by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during a meeting in Lahore.

“The federal government has decided to exercise its powers on baseless allegations against institutions. Legal action will be taken against Imran Khan and his associates in the light of ISPR’s (Inter-Services Public Relations) statement,” according to a statement issued in this respect. The government has also constituted a committee consisting of constitutional and legal experts to formulate a strategy in this respect.

In a televised address from the hospital, Khan told his followers that he had already learned about the looming danger and had received information that there was a plan in place to kill him “somewhere between Wazirabad and Gujrat”. Khan was shot in the leg on Thursday as he waved to crowds from a container mounted on a truck from where he was leading a protest march on the capital to press for early elections.

Khan told reporters that PM Shehbaz masterminded the attack along with Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and a senior army commander.

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