Former Prime Minister Imran Khan opens up on the incident of heckling the government delegation at Masjid-e-Nabvi (Holy Prophet’s Mosque) on Friday.
The government delegation was mistreated, chased, and heckled by the pilgrims on the premises of Masjid-e-Nabvi in Madinah. Slogans of ‘chor’ (thieves) were hurled at the delegation. Marriyam Aurangzeb and Shahzain Bugti were part of the delegation.
The present coalition has come in after the success of the No-Confidence Motion against the previous government of PTI and Imran Khan.
The coalition government accused that the protestors were PTI workers and that it was an organized plan by PTI to heckle them at Holy Prophet’s Mosque.
The PTI leadership had condemned the incident and claimed that they did not plan any such protests. Meanwhile, Imran Khan in his upcoming interview with journalist Arshad Sharif said that he cannot even think of planning anything like this at the Holy Prophet’s Mosque.
اتنی مقدس جگہ پر کسی کو آوازیں کسنے کی ہدایت دینے کا سوچ بھی نہیں سکتا، مجھے چھوڑیں کوئی بھی جو رسول ﷺ سے پیار کرتا ہے وہ ایسا نہیں سوچ سکتا. عمران خان#امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور#MarchAgainstlmportedGovt
— Murad Saeed (@MuradSaeedPTI) April 29, 2022
People are hurt and in anger: Imran Khan
He said he has been leading the campaigns against blasphemy and Islamophobia. Khan said that he does not need to prove to anyone his reverence for Holy Prophet Muhammad and the sacred mosque to anyone.
He said being a follower of Holy Prophet Muhammad nobody including him can think of heckling someone at a sacred place like Masjid Nabvi. Imran Khan said that the respect and reverence of the Holy Prophet are part of his beliefs. He added that at the time the incident happened and was reported in Madina, the PTI workers inside and outside Pakistan were celebrating Shab-e-Dua (night of prayer) as part of the holy month of Ramadan.
He, however, said that whatever happened was the spontaneous reaction of the public. Khan claims the public reaction was the result of their own actions. People have protested against them for being a part of the foreign conspiracy to remove his government. He said NRO-2 has been given to all the corrupt people and they have been imposed on Pakistan.
He said there have been worldwide protests against the present government as Pakistanis are coming out voluntarily on the streets to protest against the new government. He said we are not pushing people to the streets to protest. He said the protests in Pakistan are unprecedented. Khan said people are hurt and in anger over what happened in Pakistan. He challenged that people would call them out in any public place.