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Did Javed Latif threaten to protest in front of GHQ?

After giving an ultimatum, Javed Latif warned that if the voice of democracy is not listened to then this protest will take place "outside ECP against PTI's foreign funding case, outside institutions in Rawalpindi, Islamabad or any other place."

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Federal Minister and PML-N leader Mian Javed Latif has seemingly threatened the establishment during a press conference on Sunday.

Javed Latif – who is known for his strong outbursts – claimed how the national leadership and political parties were being weakened deliberately. He mentioned PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s lifelong disqualification from public office by the Supreme Court, lamenting that the man who “made China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a reality was disqualified.”

Moreover, Javed Latif called for the formation of a full court bench of the Supreme Court for hearing the current political and constitutional crisis in Punjab province. To clarify, the SC directed Hamza Shehbaz to work as a trustee Chief Minister of Punjab.

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Javed Latif also demanded the decision on the PTI’s prohibited funding case should be pronounced by the ECP. “A decision on foreign funding should come within 15 days.” He then lambasted PTI chief Imran Khan for leading the country to “civil war”.

After giving an ultimatum, Javed Latif warned that if the voice of democracy is not listened to then this protest will take place “outside ECP against PTI’s foreign funding case, outside institutions in Rawalpindi, Islamabad or any other place.” Important to note that netizens believe Javed Latif targetted the Army due to his tacit reference of Rawalpindi where the general headquarters is located.

Dragging Army into political matters

The Pakistan Army has on countless occasions urged political leaders to not drag Army into political matters. However, it seems that politicians cannot stop mentioning the Army.

On Sunday, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry alleged that the PMLN “has begun to speak against the judiciary, and over the next few days, it will begin speaking against the army too.”

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He further alleged the PMLN “feels it has made a big mistake by aligning itself with the establishment against Imran Khan” and now the party’s Vice-President Maryam Nawaz will “seek to push an anti-establishment narrative”.