Imran condemns 'fascist illegal abduction' after home of Gill's assistant raided

Govt using 'fear and terror' to gain acceptance, says PTI chairman


News Desk August 11, 2022
Imran Khan. SCREENGRAB

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Thursday strongly condemned the arrest of the director news of a private TV channel and the wife of Shahbaz Gill's assistant.

Terming the arrests 'fascist illegal abductions', the PTI chairman asked the legal community if there were no "fundamental rights anymore"

Following the arrest of Shahbaz Gill on Saturday, the ICT police also raided his assistant’s home and maintained that the arrest was ‘legal’.

Read: Court grants police two-day physical remand of Shahbaz Gill

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Imran maintained that the "imported government of cabal of crooks" is using fear and terror against the media and the people to "gain acceptance after being routed in Punjab".

He added that such actions are "further destabilising [the] country" and the only solution for the issues facing Pakistan are "fair and free elections".

Gill was arrested for sedition and inciting the public against state institutions, the government had confirmed on earlier this week.

"An attempt was made to incite mutiny and sedition in the Pakistan Army ranks and files. This whole conspiracy is being investigated and the conspiratorial characters are being determined,” said Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.

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