ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan on Sunday called for immediate resignation of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.
“Law Minister Zahid Hamid should also have taken responsibility and resigned much earlier,” he said in a statement released by the PTI .
An abortive crack down to clear the capital’s main artery of hundreds of activist of a religious group sparked countrywide protests, led to closure of TV channels and blockade social networking sites.
Khan said it was time the Nawaz Sharif’s puppet prime minister along with the interior minister resign at once as they had totally mishandled a situation that could have been dealt with in a timely and prudent manner.
He said the government’s stated position was they would make public the Zafarul Haq Committee report and punish the guilty. That was also demanded by the CM Punjab.
“By backtracking on this position, and allowing the highly sensitive issue to fester and then conducting an operation that ended in disaster and led to violence spreading across the country, the PM and the interior minister have brought the country to a dangerous brink,” he said.
“Death and destruction have resulted across the country with people being killed, hundreds injured and public and private properties destroyed,” he added.