Social media users have been sharing a video of a guy threatening to kill PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz if former prime minister Imran Khan is detained.
In the video that is making the rounds on Twitter, the guy, who is said to be speaking from Faisalabad’s NA-108, is shown standing next to Qasim Suri, the former speaker of the National Assembly, and declaring that he would not spare Maryam if Imran is arbitrarily detained.
The man declared that he preferred to be a worker and that he didn’t want any position at the party. He did, however, add that he would not want Imran Khan to be subjected to any criminal actions. Suri remained there unfazed, grinning at his claims while others applauded the man who was throwing threats.
Taallal Chaudry, a contender for the Faisalabad NA-108 seat, responded to the video in a Twitter by denouncing it and holding former prime minister Imran Khan accountable for the threats. He demanded action from both the police and the Election Commission Pakistan.
فیصل آباد ضمنی الیکشن میں“مریم نواز کو قتل کرنے کی دھمکی”
اسکی ذمہ داری عمران خان پر ہے جو خود فیصل آباد NA108 سے امیدوار ہے۔شکست دیکھ کر اب دھمکیاں دی جا رہی ہیں
الیکشن کمیشن اور پولیس ایکشن لے ورنہ اپنی قیادت کی حفاظت کے لئے ہر حد تک جا سکتے ہیں@ECP_Pakistan@OfficialDPRPP pic.twitter.com/bu0IwOQHvy
— Tallal Chaudry (@TallalPMLN) October 13, 2022
The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected the government’s request to delay the by-elections earlier this week and opted to proceed with the scheduled holding of municipal elections in the Karachi Division as well as by-elections to the national and provincial assemblies.
While local elections in Karachi Division will take place on October 23, by-elections in eight NA and three provincial seats will be held on October 16. By-elections in Kurram district, NA-45, will be held later due to the current security situation.
Imran Khan decided to run alone for the by-elections for nine seats that fell vacant after the National Assembly speaker had accepted the resignations of PTI’s lawmakers from the constituencies NA22 Mardan, NA24 Charsadda, NA31 Peshawar, NA45 Kurram, NA108 Faisalabad, NA118 Nankana Sahib, NA237 Malir Karachi, NA239 Korangi Karachi, and NA246 South Karachi.