After Pakistan’s former #Prime Minister refused to remove the name of a senior Pakistan Army officer from the complaint, which also includes the names of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Interior Minister, a standoff continues over the filing of an FIR or police case in connection with an attempt to assassinate Imran Khan (Home Minister).
Imran Khan, 70, was wounded by a gunshot to the right leg while leading a protest march against the Shehbaz Sharif administration in Wazirabad, Punjab province. Two gunmen opened fire on him and others mounted on a truck with a container.
Mr. Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, said that Major General Faisal, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had engaged in corruption. He further mentioned that no FIR was filed because certain persons were terrified of (some names).
According to Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi is caught between “the devil and the deep blue sea” because Khan practically makes all the decisions for the Punjabi ruling coalition, insists on naming the Army commander in the FIR. Police Chief Faisal Shahkar, other senior government officials, and the provincial law minister attended the Punjab Cabinet meeting on Friday, where the issue was also discussed.
The conference covered important topics related to all the legal implications of filing a case, according to a government official with knowledge of the matter. He also highlighted during the conference that any more delays in filing a case could jeopardize all efforts to gather information and prosecute the people responsible for the armed assault on Khan’s container truck in Wazirabad.
Elahi was against the ‘logic’ of naming the highest army officer in the case, according to the source, who also discussed the political aspects of the situation. The source stated that Elahi and Imran Khan’s party officials held numerous discussions on the subject and the former made an effort to persuade them to omit the name of the Army officer.
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