Former PM Imran Khan breaks silence over Masjid e Nabvi incident and subsequent FIR
ISLAMABAD – Former Pakistani premier Imran Khan has responded to sloganeering incident at the Masjid-i-Nabwi, while defending a close friend of his wife against a corruption probe.
Flanked by senior PTI leaders, the PTI Chairman on Sunday addressed a presser in the country’s federal capital and again distanced himself from the disgraceful incident that happened inside Masjid-e-Nabwi on Thursday.
Khan said PTI leaders and workers were observing Shab-e-Dua across the globe when the unfortunate scenes were witnessed at the holy mosque. He responded to the controversy after being booked with other PTI members as Pakistani pilgrims at the Masjid e Nabwi started chanting slogans as they saw Prime Minister Sharif.
He, however, maintained that the incident depicted people’s anger. “The PDM leaders will face the wrath wherever they go”, he again warned.
He called it 'reaction to the rage felt by citizens' over the coalition government.
He also termed development related to his arrest in the case as a foolish move, asking how could a case be made in Pakistan for something that happened in Saudi Arabia.
PTI chief also condemned the arrest of former interior minter Sheikh Rashid’s nephew, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq who was detained by federal investigators at the Islamabad airport.