If decided, PTI leaders will not be able to leave their homes: Rana Sana

BAHAWALPUR   –   Minister for Interior Rana Sana Ullah Khan said Sunday that the government is taking all decisions in the larger national interest and with the consultation of all its allied parties.

Addressing a workers’ convention of Pakistan Muslim League-N here, he said it would also be discussed with the ally parties that how to handle the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Long March towards the federal capital.

He said Imran Khan had promoted the culture of unethical and abusing language. He said that former PTI government did nothing but only increased prices of edible items, medicines and others things. “Prices of cooking oil, sugar and other items got sky rocketing during PTI regime,” he said adding that even prices of medicines were increased more than six times.

The interior minister said that act of arresting PTI leader Ms Shireen Mazari was wrong, adding that the arrest of PML-N leader Ms Maryam Nawaz by then PTI government was also wrong. He said that PTI came into government with the help of some powers. He said that PML-N candidates were harassed by some powers in general elections of 2018.

He said that PML-N was going to organise a big public meeting in Bahawalpur on Yaum-e-Takbeer, falling on May 28. “It will be a record largest public meeting that would beat the records of other public meetings held in past,” he claimed.

He urged PML-N leaders and activists to approach masses in order to bring voters and supporters to polling stations in next general elections.

Restoration of Bahawalpur province

Rana Sana Ullah also said that restoration of Bahawalpur province is included in PMLN’s manifesto and a bill has already been passed with two-third majority from Punjab Assembly for formation of Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces.

While talking to reporters here, he said that Maryam Nawaz will address a grand public gathering in Bahawalpur on May 28 which marks Youm-e-Takbeer, the day when the then Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif made Pakistan’s Defence unconquerable through atomic tests at Chaghi.

 He said that due to those nuclear tests, no enemy has got courage to threaten Pakistan since then.

Responding to a question he said that the arrest of PTI leader Shireen Mazari was not ordered by federal or provincial governments rather the law took its due course. However, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz ordered her release.

He said that our government respects court’s decisions (Shireen Mazari’s release) and judicial inquiry of the arrest will be done. To another question Rana Sana Ullah said that Pakistan was facing economic crisis due to agreement of PTI government with IMF.

He said that cybercrime laws need to be reformed to keep a vigil on abuse of social media. He further said that PML-N plans to bring cybercrime laws which will give freedom to social media users but also keep a check on abusive and fake content.

To another question, he said that Imran Khan is using foul language at public gatherings and provoking his followers to publicly malign dissident members of parliament.

Interior Minister said that long march of PTI will be dealt as per law and no one will be allowed to disrupt peace and order. He said that if the government allies decided to stop the PTI’s long march, their leaders and workers would not to be allowed to leave their homes.

Minister of State for Interior Abdur Rehman Kanju, former Federal Minister Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, former Senator Saud Majeed, former Provincial Minister Malik Iqbal Channar and others were present on the occasion.

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