‘Heard about forced marriages in Pakistan but PTI is facing issue of forced divorce’: Imran Khan
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is facing re-arrest, highlighted that the country is facing a “strange trend” – filing for divorce. However, he clarified that he is talking about mass resignations within his party.
The criticism of Khan comes as several Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders resigned from their party within two weeks after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pulled Khan from the Islamabad High Court. .
Addressing the nation earlier, Khan alleged that the current Shahbaz Sharif-led government was pressuring his party members to either resign or face trumped-up charges.
Shireen Mazari was arrested 5 times in 14 days
According to several local media reports, earlier today, senior leader Shireen Mazari resigned as party whip, resulting in chaos within the party.
Former human rights minister Mazari said, “I have strongly condemned the violence of May 9. I have always condemned any form of violence.” Specifically, she was referring to the violence unleashed by PTI supporters after Khan’s arrest.
Soon after Khan’s arrest, he too was arrested at least five times in the last two weeks.
Reacting to this, Khan said in a tweet, “We all heard about forced marriages in Pakistan but for PTI a new phenomenon has come up, forced divorce. Also surprised that all human rights organizations in the country Where have they disappeared?” he added.
Khan was arrested on May 9
On 9 May, Khan was arrested by paramilitary Rangers at the Islamabad High Court where he was attending a hearing in a corruption case. He was arrested a day after he accused the powerful army of plotting his assassination.
Clashes broke out after Khan’s arrest. In addition, violent protesters torched a stationary aircraft in Mianwali district of Punjab, Imran Khan’s hometown, and attacked an ISI building in Faisalabad.
Later, the Islamabad High Court restrained the authorities from arresting the PTI chairman in all cases registered across the country, even those pending till 15 May. Prime Minister after the arrest on May 9.
Notably, Khan was ousted from power in April last year after losing a no-confidence vote in his leadership, which he accused of influencing his independent foreign policy decisions on Russia, China and Afghanistan. The reason was part of a US-led conspiracy to target him.
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