The PPP leadership has claimed that after the police raided Parliament Lodges last week, the government is planning to ambush Sindh House in Islamabad, saying that if anyone is hurt, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s regime will be responsible for it, Geo News reported Wednesday.
On Thursday, the Islamabad police conducted an operation inside Parliament Lodges and arrested two JUI MNAs and several workers. However, the police later released them as JUI-F announced a country-wide protest.
In a joint statement released by PPP MNAs, including Abdul Qadir Patel, Agha Rafi, Javed Shah Jillani, and others, it was stated that after the Islamabad police’s “barbaric attack” on Parliament Lodges, the MNAs requested the Sindh government to accommodate them in Sindh House, citing security reasons. “The lives of MNAs, including women members, are not safe as the PTI-led government is hell-bent on terrorism, therefore, we [MNAs] had requested the Sindh government to provide the Sindh police security, the statement said.
The PPP MNAs further stated that they had information that Imran Khan’s goons of ‘Tiger Force’ were planning to attack Sindh House. “Therefore, if any PPP MNA or personal property is hurt, Imran Khan’s government will be responsible for this,” it said. On the other hand, PPP’s senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar refuted PM’s statement about Sindh House and said the PM is used to levelling allegations against his rivals.
He was speaking on Geo News programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath. The PPP senator said that no one is hidden there. “Only our lawmakers are in Sindh House at Islamabad,” he said. “It’s not the first time the PM levelled allegations as he has a long history of doing such things, however, it’s our right to take steps for the security of our parliamentarians,” he said.
PM lashed out at the opposition for buying PTI MNAs
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing a public gathering in Swat, had lashed out at opposition parties for buying PTI MNAs for the success of the no-trust motion. PM Imran Khan claimed that the Opposition has started horse-trading to make their no-confidence motion — against the prime minister — successful.
Prime Minister stated that people were sitting in Islamabad’s Sindh house with bags full of money to buy the conscience of lawmakers.