Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has threatened that any ban on his entry into Punjab will result in governor rule in the country’s most powerful province. He made the comments while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
During the press conference, Rana Sanaullah said the political situation in Pakistan worsens after the Supreme Court verdict in regards to the election of CM Punjab adding that the coalition government is likely to impose governor’s rule in the province.
The minister also hinted at the preparation of the summary for the governor’s rule and maintained that the summary would be presented by the ministry of interior.
“The summary to impose governor’s rule is being drafted, and I — personally — have started work on it,” Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said.
Rana Sanaullah also said it would be unwise to consider that the federal government’s jurisdiction was restricted to the federal capital only.
Federal interior minister’s talk about imposition of Governor Rule in Punjab seems more like an empty threat, difficult to implement.
— Salman Masood (@salmanmasood) July 27, 2022
“Ban on my entry in Punjab will be enough for governor rule in Punjab,” he said. To clarify, Rana Sanaullah was responding to queries on a possible ban on entry of some federal ministers by the new Punjab government as a pressure tactic for early elections.
Rana Sanaullah says Interior Ministry has started working on imposing Governor Rule in Punjab.
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) July 27, 2022
Punjab govt to launch crackdown?
The coalition government faced a historical defeat after the Supreme Court struck down Punjab Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari’s controversial ruling and appointed PTI nominee Parvez Elahi for the post of Punjab Chief Minister.
Now, Parvez Elahi is ready to form his cabinet and carry out his duties as the Chief Minister of Punjab. Interestingly, reports surfaced that the Punjab government led by Parvez Elahi will launch a crackdown against the police brutality that took place during PTI’s Azadi March and which was done under Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah’s directions.
Interestingly, earlier, the IG Punjab and Chief Secretary requested transfers because they were concerned that they may have to face accountability for police brutality (police violence during PTI long marches) in recent months.