Publish dateMonday 5 June 2023 - 11:48
Story Code : 271221
Imran Khan has accused the military
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the military to destroy his political party,According to the report  spokesman for the military did not respond to the request for comment.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: Speaking in an interview on Saturday evening at his heavily fortified home in Lahore, Khan cited the government and military’s push to arrest his supporters, looking to “destroy” his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party before a vote that must be held by mid-October.

“It is completely the establishment,” the former cricket hero said when asked who was behind the crackdown. “Establishment obviously means the military establishment, because they are really now openly - I mean, it’s not even hidden now - they're just out in the open.”

Pakistan’s authorities have announced that they want to hold accountable all the figures and politicians who were complicit in the attacks on military buildings following Khan’s brief time in detention in May over corruption charges that led to deadly clashes.

The authorities launched the process of prosecuting dozens of figures, including senior members of Khan’s PTI party, suspected of involvement in the protests in military court - usually reserved for service members or those categorized as enemies of the state.

The former prime minister, who is now way ahead of his rivals in popularity polls, denied the charges raised against his supporters and senior PTI members over the attacks.

He said the attacks were a “false flag operation” launched by the military and meant to target him. He accused the government of using the incident as a pretext to carry out an “unprecedented crackdown” on his supporters.

Khan, who had previously hinted that the military was behind the crackdown on his party, said in his latest interview that the military was to blame.

He bluntly accused Pakistan’s powerful Army Chief Asim Munir of being “fixated” on sidelining him, saying he had no doubts that eventually he would be tried in a military court and thrown into prison by him.
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