Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan indicted in threatening case

Imran Khan was arrested under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA)

Key words: threatened, case, speech, PTI.

Strong points:

  • Imran Khan threatened senior officials and a female judge.
  • News channels and YouTube banned the live broadcast of Khan’s speech in the country.
  • Officials said this campaign sequel to the Lasbela incident.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested on August 22 on counter-terrorism charges, Khan’s Tehreek-e-insaf Party of Pakistan (PTI) warned police after his arrest. Many PTI leaders and members gathered outside Khan’s residence to protest the arrest and show solidarity.

On August 20, Imran Khan participated in a rally, while addressing the rally he threatened a female magistrate and senior police officials that he would press charges against them, which is linked to the arrest of Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested last week on sedition charges.

After Khan threatened state institutions during the rally, mainstream Pakistani media stopped airing his speech on the local channel. They banned the live broadcast of the Prime Minister’s speech. On Saturday, the PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) said there was a technical issue related to the establishment of a timeout mechanism to stop the broadcast of news.

The Authority also added that his speech is against Article 19, and that it is a violation of the Article 19 condition and also against media codes of conduct.

“All of this takes place in the sequel – from a campaign after the Lasbela incident, when an army officer was killed, followed by Gills’ attempt to incise the ranks of the army to go to against their higher command and then Khan threatening a female magistrate and senior official who are performing their duties according to law,” the gentleman said.

Immediately afterwards, he addressed the assembly, delivering a speech that violates the rules are in Rule 19. Pakistan President Tehreek e-Insaf (PTI) has been booked under the ATA counter-terrorism law. An FIR had been filed against him under Section 7ATA for challenge to judicial and law enforcement authorities

Some reports say that Khan’s speech threatened the whole nation, officials and judges. Senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said PTI leaders showed their strength outside Bani Gala and deliberately sent them to the locals. They wanted to come to BaniGala.

Following this, the leader of the PTI, AliAmin Gandapur, warned the Shehbaz Sharif government and urged those responsible not to “be part of the political war anyway”.

On the other side, a defiant Khan stopped another rally held at Rawalpindils Liaquant Bagh ground here, he said the government banned YouTube in the country on Sunday to prevent people from hearing the telecast of the speech that he spoke at a political rally.

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