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Interior Ministry orders “foolproof” security for Imran Khan

Under the new security apparatus, Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence would be surrounded by 94 security personnel, including 22 from the Islamabad police.

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On Monday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed the Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to beef up the security of the former Prime Minister and Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan. The orders were given after the former premier expressed concerns that his life was under threat and that plots were being hatched to assassinate him.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif gave out the orders after receiving a debrief from the interior ministry. He instructed the interior ministry to give Imran Khan a “foolproof security” and deploy a chief security officer with him. The orders were revealed in a statement by the spokesperson of the interior ministry.

Under the new security apparatus, Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence would be surrounded by 94 security personnel, including 22 from the Islamabad police. Additionally, private security companies, Askari and Security and Management Services (SMS), also stationed 35 security guards to protect his residence.

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Separately, Imran Khan would be escorted by five Islamabad police and Pakistan Rangers vehicles with a total of 28 security officials dedicated to protecting him during travel.

Security threats

Currently, the PTI Chairman is giving the incumbent government a tough time. With consecutive jalsas, all widely successful, Imran Khan certainly has the strong backing of the public. However, there are concerns for his safety.

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On Saturday, Imran Khan, addressing a roaring crowd in Sialkot, revealed that an assassination attempt was being hatched against him and added that a video evidence of the plot, including names of those involved in it, had been recorded and has been secured in a safe place. He explained, “If something happens to me, I want to let Pakistanis know who was involved inside and outside the country.”

Shortly after the former premiere dropped the bombshell, Netizens took to Twitter to voice their concerns regarding the lapse in his security, while in complete contrast, a few debated the cost the security structure would have on the national exchequer.