On a day when the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a notice to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks case, a report in Pakistani media said the Sharif-led government is making a strategy to arrest PTI chief and former cricketer Imran Khan.
Imran is leading a campaign against the corruption during Sharif’s rule. On November 2, Imran would try to “lockdown” Islamabad.
Pakistan-based The News International today reported sources as saying that “Imran would be placed under house arrest, in order to thwart their efforts to mobilise a huge crowd against the government.”
For this, a list of key leaders of Imran Khan’s PTI is also being prepared. They would be arrested before November 2. However, Imran said that he and his party were ready for everything.
Imran also warned the government would face the consequences if it tries to block the protest.
Imran decided to undertake ‘Islamabad lockdown’ after failed talks between the government and the opposition parties on the terms of reference of the judicial council that would probe Sharif in the Panama Papers case.
Imran wants Nawaz to be accountable and resign because of his alleged involvement in the Panama scandal. Talking to reporters today, Imran said that Sharif was behaving like a “monarch” but he would make him accountable before the law.
Imran also hoped that hearing of the case would be completed soon as “justice delayed is justice denied”. “We hope that the case’s proceedings will reveal details of several issues that were concealed from the nation,” said Imran.