Pakistan Political Crisis: Current PM Shehbaz Sharif has prepared to take strict action against former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. In view of the current situation, Shehbaz Sharif has called a meeting of the National Security Council at 3.30 pm. There has been a demand for the resignation of the Chief Justice present in it. Section 7 has been imposed in Lahore for the next 144 days. Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Raja Riaz Ahmad Khan has described Imran as a Jewish agent. A case has been registered against Imran Khan and his supporters under the Army Act. This has increased the difficulties of Imran Khan.
The trial will be held under the Army Act.
After the arrest of Imran Khan, there was fierce arson and violence in Pakistan. During this time, protesters attacked the house of the Governor besides the Corps Commander in Lahore. Several institutions and sensitive military buildings were also attacked by PTI supporters. In view of this, the army wants to prosecute Imran under the Army Act. The army has now decided not to spare those accused of spreading such violence, including Imran Khan. Under the Army Act and the Official Secrets Act, there are serious provisions of punishment in this decision of the army. Under this, serious allegations can be made against Imran Khan, his party leaders and workers. In this, Imran and his supporters can be sentenced from life imprisonment to death.
Increased confrontation between government and judiciary
In Pakistan, the conflict between the current government and the judiciary has increased. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto has accused the Chief Justice of supporting Imran Khan. He said that at present, the Supreme Court has given exemption to Imran Khan. Even if he kills someone, the police cannot take action against him. The Supreme Court is fully with Imran Khan. Bhutto said such a situation had never been seen before in Pakistan.
Why was Imran arrested?
Imran was arrested in the Al Qadir Trust case. He was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Pakistan Rangers from outside the Islamabad High Court. The arrest should have expressed anger against the government, but PTI supporters started targeting the army on the contrary. There were violent protests across the country against the arrest of Imran Khan. Also read A large number of people came out on the road. It has been reported that during this time the protesters have damaged property worth about Rs 25 crore.