Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday said that those provinces supporting the long march of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo Imran Khan would violate the constitution and there would be consequences for it.
Talking to media persons, Interior Minister criticised Imran Khan for misleading the people and dividing the nation through his rude attitude. He said Imran Khan is trying to malign state institutions.
Regarding the law and order situation in the capital, he said all are equal before the law and no one will be allowed to take the law into their own hand.
Responding to a question about the long march of Imran Khan was answered. He said that those provinces supporting the long march of Imran Khan would violate the constitution and there would be consequences for it. ” The constitution gives power to the federal government and I would ask the cabinet and prime minister to use it in case of such a situation,”, he added.
On another question about legislation related to transgender people, Rana Sanaullah said that everything should be decided according to our religion, which guides us on all matters. “We are Muslims first and everything else comes later. “We would have to regulate our lives according to Islam and religious scholars would be consulted on this issue,” he added.
In response to a question about road closures in Islamabad, he stated that D-Chowk was closed due to a farmer protest. He said that negotiations would be conducted with the leadership of farmers and their demands would be considered.
He said that protesting farmers could be provided with an appropriate place to lodge their protest, however, they couldn’t be allowed to come to D-Chowk for protest and be requested for this purpose.
He said that strong action would be taken against participants of the PTI long march if they attempted to come towards D-Chowk. The protestors can assemble at F-9 park or some other places as the apex court has already guided in this regard. However, strong action would be taken in case of any attempt to come towards D-Chowk, the minister maintained.
He criticised Imran Khan’s attitude and said that no one could negotiate with him as he has an incredible personality. Speaking about the Toshakhana case against Imran Khan, he said that the former prime minister had been involved in embezzlement and received an amount of around Rs. 260 million by selling gifts in the market.
He criticised Imran Khan for an out-of-court settlement made in a case of over Rs 50 billion in laundering by the previous government, as there was no clue who had signed this agreement. He said that an amount of Rs 50 billion in Bahria Town was confiscated, which had been transferred against the law and returned against the donation of land to Al-Qadir trust.