Interior ministry shares threat alerts with PTI

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

By News Desk

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry has once again asked the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership to postpone its public gatherings in view of threats to the life of PTI chief Imran Khan and prevailing security situation in the country, the Radio Pakistan reported.

A letter, addressed to PTI Secretary General Asad Umar, stated that the interior ministry had been sharing threat alerts generated by credible intelligence sources to the life of Khan by anti-state elements to destabilise the country. The letter also mentioned recent attack on the former prime minister by an armed assailant at Wazirabad.

According to the letter, the federal government has already provided a bulletproof vehicle and deployed police and civil armed forces during Khan’s stay in the Islamabad Capital Territory. However, presently, the PTI chief is stationed in Lahore and participants of the long march have travelled to Rawat, which is very close to Rawalpindi.

It is expected that the Punjab government would be taking all measures for security arrangements not only for the PTI chief but also for participants of the march as anti-state elements like al-Qaeda, Daesh, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and radicalised youth of Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan can take advantage of soft targets like public gatherings to destabilise the country through suicide attacks and improvised explosive devices.

The interior ministry has formally conveyed the quarters concerned the threat to the life of Khan and general public.