LAHORE: In the aftermath of the DI Khan jail break, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah called for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak’s resignation on Wednesday.
Sanaullah was speaking to media in Lahore.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan insurgents armed with mortars and grenades launched a major attack on the Central Prison in Dera Ismail Khan late on July 29. Twelve policemen were killed in the attack, while at least 248 prisoners escaped.
Criticising the failure of concerned authorities in this prison break, Sanaullah said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan should tell the people of Pakistan who is responsible for the attack and how will the provincial government compensate the damages.
Slamming K-P CM for making austerity claims yet taking advantage of all the official facilities, the PML-N leader said Khattak should avoid making such tall, empty claims and focus on his work.
He added that the jail break has caused disappointment to the people.
CM Khattak had earlier claimed that no prior intelligence regarding this incident was shared with the provincial government. However, a senior intelligence official said that they wrote to the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC), Ministry of Interior on July 27 about the threat of an attack on DI Khan jail by militants.