Maryam says Imran should be booked for ‘sedition’ | The Express Tribune

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should be booked for provocation, incitement and sedition.

    The statement comes after local media, quoting sources, reported that the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership have decided to resort to violence in the federal capital on Sunday, the day crucial voting is going to take place in National Assembly on the opposition’s no-trust motion.

    Senior journalist Hamid Mir, quoting sources, said that the ruling party has decided to stop the opposition lawmakers from exiting the parliament lodges and entering the lower house of parliament.

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    Whether they enter the assembly or even if they are outside, they will be beaten, Mir said, while quoting ‘informed sources’.

    “Those of PTI who resort to violence or create a law and order situation should be arrested and thrown behind bars, IK (Imran Khan) included,” Maryam wrote on her official Twitter handle in reaction.

    She said that PM Imran should be booked for provocation, incitement and sedition. “Will be Insha’Allah. None of them should be spared.”

    In another tweet, Maryam said that whatever Imran Khan is doing today will only add to the dossier and charge sheet against him. “The list is getting longer & longer. He is inviting woes & miseries for himself & his people,” she added.

    She warned that the premier “will have to pay through his nose for every word he says today”.

    Earlier in the day, PM Imran had urged the country’s youth to take to streets to hold ‘peaceful demonstrations’ against “foreign conspiracy” being hatched to topple his government.

    “Raise your voice and stage protests against this conspiracy not for me but for the future of the country,” he remarked while addressing the youth.

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    “Don’t resort to violence and I urge you to hold peaceful demonstrations and don’t cause any harm to the country,” he asked his young supporters while interacting with them via telephone.

    Sources earlier told The Express Tribune that the ruling party will launch a mass protest movement against the future government and an election campaign to garner support to return to power. Public meetings will be held in all major cities and districts of the country and protests would be held at all levels, they added.

    They said that PTI is expected to vouch for early elections while playing its role in getting electoral reforms, including implementation of electronic voting and the right of vote for overseas Pakistanis, approved by the National Assembly.

    They said that the PTI will embark on a campaign to inform the people about the opposition’s role in view of the ‘foreign threat’, and the government’s performance during the past three-and-a-half-years.

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