On Saturday, Rana Sanaullah, the interior minister, asserted that the PTI’s long march was intended to cause the bloodshed of citizens in the federal capital.
At a press conference, Sanaullah claimed that PTI leader Imran Khan sought to incite conflict between the populace and law enforcement.
Citing allegedly leaked audio of Ali Amin Gandapur speaking about bringing ammunition for the long march, he charged Khan with plotting to sow disorder in the name of the long march.
During a press conference, Sanaullah leaked an audio recording from Gandapur in which he can be heard discussing transporting weapons and ammunition with an unidentified person.
The interior minister asserted that the ministry has gained information about this communication based on preliminary investigations, but he declined to identify the anonymous man who is supposed to have been chatting to the PTI leader.
At a press conference in the federal capital, the interior minister described Khan’s behaviour as “undemocratic” and claimed the PTI leader had bad motives.
“Imran Khan fitna wants to deceive the country, we have been warning.”
The interior minister cited Faisal Vawda’s news conference from a few days prior in which Vawda, senior aide to Khan, acknowledged that the PTI long march will end up being a “bloody march.”
He continued, “Vawda was an insider and the PTI quickly rejected the former minister’s statement.
The administration did not extend an offer to speak with Khan, according to the interior minister.
If Gandpur had been in Islamabad, he “would have been detained,” the minister declared.
Sanaullah declared that the long march would be resisted and that Imran Khan’s plot would not be permitted to succeed.
He disclosed that a 13-member committee has been formed to discuss the changing circumstances in the midst of the PTI’s lengthy march. He also advised Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the chief minister of Punjab, to pay attention to the developing scenario.