Sheikh Rashid condemns recent criticism of the Pakistan Army
Says ‘international powers could get Imran Khan killed’
PESHAWAR ( Web News )
Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Wednesday condemned the recent criticism of the Pakistan Army — both on social media and the streets — and indirectly acknowledged that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its allies have “misunderstandings” with the military establishment which he said must be resolved.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the former interior minister, while responding to a reporter’s question in Peshawar on Wednesday, said: “No slogan should be raised against the army.”
Without naming any specific party, Ahmed said the PTI and allies should follow PML-N and Co’s suit and mend ties with the military.
“If those who curse [them] can make peace with them then we should also remove our misunderstandings and establish good relations with them (the army),” he said.
Ahmed appeared to blame the PML-N for the anti-army trends on social media, saying that the army was being criticised through a “conspiracy”.
“These are the same people who cursed this army from London and Gujranwala and now they’re polishing their boots,” he said.
Ahmed, in his media talk on Wednesday, was also questioned about the issue of missing persons but denied any such incidents or cases taking place during his recent tenure as the interior minister.
Ahmed said the nation was still standing with Khan and told reporters to wait till June 15, saying that the PTI chief would “give a call” for Islamabad.
“There is a threat to his life and he can be put in jail too but that doesn’t make a difference,” he said. The AML chief claimed it was an “international master plan” to bring the current coalition government in power and alleged that “international powers could get Imran Khan killed.”
Despite the threat, he said, Khan was not ready to share the National Assembly floor with the current “imported” government.
Ahmed said he had already sent his resignation to Khan, adding that his would be the first when the resignations of PTI MNAs from the NA get accepted.
He also claimed that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif would be brought back to the country now that his party’s government is in power. He said that Nawaz Sharif is coming back to the country after getting cleansed from Saudi Arabia. Now we say that it is an imported government and the elections must be held.
Sheikh Rashid said that Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in on the same day he was to be indicted. He said that he was going for Umrah. Khan used to walk with his neck raised, with what face will deviant members do politics, international powers want to kill Imran Khan, the nation stands with Imran Khan.
He further said that international powers could take Imran Khan s life, Imran Khan s life is in grave danger, now there will be a rain of dollars in the country, those who enjoy ministries with us have left with us. Now they are united. On the day of indictment, they picked up the files and took over the portfolio. On the 16th, there will be a sea of people in Karachi. Now we have to decide, people are tearing their passports.