Fazlur Rehman must be tried below Article 6, says PM Imran
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stated that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman must be tried for prime treason below Article 6 of the Constitution on the premise of latest remarks made by the latter that steered that he had conspired to de-seat the federal government, reported Geo News.
The JUI-F chief had final week stated that he had ended his Islamabad sit-in late final 12 months after reaching an understanding with energy brokers that the PTI-led authorities would quickly be upturned.
“Maulana Fazlur Rehman should be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution. There should be an inquiry into the remarks he made, and he should be asked who gave him that understanding,” PM Imran was quoted as saying.
The assertion got here throughout a casual discuss with the media hosted by the prime minister in Islamabad on Friday afternoon. During his interplay with the journalists current, the premier talked about inflation, the meals scarcity disaster and corruption within the nation.
“There is a cartel in the country that controls the prices of commodities,” PM Imran reportedly informed the individuals current. When he was requested about who controls these cartels and whether or not some near him could also be concerned, the prime minister stated: “The report of the inquiry into the wheat shortage crisis does not include the names of Jehangir Tareen or Khushro Bakhtiar.”
Referencing a latest determination of the federal government to carry off on a requirement by the International Monetary Fund to extend electrical energy tariffs, the premier stated that the federal government couldn’t improve the costs of electrical energy any additional.
“Negotiations with the IMF on the prices of electricity will soon be finalized,” he stated. The prime minister additionally took a swipe at opposition politicians throughout his discuss.
“I am neither corrupt, nor am I in this [politics] to make money,” he stated. He stated that those that are corrupt and have looted the wealth of the nation are afraid of the military. “Military agencies always know who is doing what,” he stated.
Regarding election reforms, the premier informed reporters that the federal government was within the strategy of introducing electoral reforms, which would come with provisions for digital voting and the biometric verification of voters.
“Senate elections will not be held under secret ballot anymore,” he revealed. “We will introduce a law that makes it mandatory to hold Senate elections by a show of hands,” the premier added.
He additionally commented on the rumours which have been circulating concerning his authorities quickly being proven the door. “The opposition talks about the government being toppled only to increase unity within their ranks. They are political mafias and they do not care about inflation, but rather about their own benefit only,” the prime minister stated.