PM Shehbaz says legal action to be taken against Imran for ‘hatching grand conspiracy’

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government would pursue legal proceedings against the former prime minister Imran Khan for allegedly “hatching a grand conspiracy” against the country. His comments come in the wake of the address by Khan in Abbottabad on Sunday.

Mr Sharif said that those criticising the institutions were the real “Mir Jafars” and “Mir Sadiqs”. He added that Khan had questioned the Constitution and institutions in his speech on Sunday. Mr Sharif accused Khan of hatching a conspiracy against the country, stating that the route he [Khan] was taking indicated that he was not targetting his political rivals but the country at large.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz remains divided over holding early elections. Some elements within the party suggest that the party supremo Nawaz Sharif wants the elections to be held in October later this year, with other leaders suggesting that the elections will only be held after the government completed its term.

Holding free and fair elections is one of the key demands by the former prime minister Imran Khan.

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