In a victory for PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan, orders for the closure of his security company were rejected.
According to the details revealed by senior journalist Shaheen Sehbai, the incumbent government had ordered the closure of the private company that provides security to Imran Khan’s residence, Bani Gala.
However, Islamabad High Court rejected the order, and Thursday, Lahore High Court also suspended the order. Pertinent to mention that the company provides security to 4000 people.
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“Another shock: The government had ordered the closure of the company that provided security to Bani Gala, but the order was thrown out by the Islamabad High Court and today the Lahore High Court also suspended the order to close the same company that provided security to 4000 people – shame everywhere,” Shaheen Sehbai tweeted.
ایک اور جھٹکا : بنی گالا کوسیکورٹی دینے والی کمپنی کو زبردستی حکومت نے بند کرنے کا حکم دیا تھا ایک آرڈراسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ نے باہرپھینک دیا اورآج لاہورہائی کورٹ نے بھی 4000 لوگوں کوسیکورٹی دینے والی اسی کمپنی کو بند کرنے کا آرڈر معطل کردیا- ہرجگہ شرمندگی ہی شرمندگی-جسے الله رکھے
— SHAHEEN SEHBAI (@SSEHBAI1) September 8, 2022
Imran Khan’s security
The government has often come under intense criticism for allegedly taking back security from Imran Khan. PTI has often claimed that the PML-N-led government took back security from Imran Khan even though he is a former Prime Minister who faces death threats. Even the Inspector General of Islamabad Police (IGP) admitted there were reports of threats to ex-prime minister Imran Khan’s life.
Earlier, the IGP Islamabad claimed that providing Imran Khan with security was costing the government a hefty amount of money. IGP Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir informed the Senate Committee on Interior that 266 security personnel had been deputed for the security of the PTI chairman, which was costing the government Rs. 20 million per month.
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Needless to say, the notion that the government is spending Rs. 20 million on Imran Khan’s security did not go unnoticed by PML-N leaders who criticized the PTI Chairman.
As a result, PTI hit back and demanded the details of Imran Khan’s security expenditure from the PML-N-led government. In a statement, former information minister Fawad Chaudhry noted that it was the government’s primary responsibility to provide security to Imran Khan.