In the wake of rumours that a conspiracy to assassinate former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was being hatched, the Islamabad police department announced on Saturday night that security agencies in the Bani Gala region of the city had been placed on high alert.
Section 144 has already been implemented in Islamabad, and public meetings have been prohibited, according to an Islamabad police official.
In a tweet of Islamabad Police, it stated, “In anticipation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s planned arrival in Bani Gala, a residential neighbourhood in Islamabad, security has been increased and a high alert has been issued. However, the Islamabad Police Department has yet to receive confirmation of Imran Khan’s team’s return.”
It further was stated “In Bani Gala, the Security Division has deployed dedicated security. Police have yet to get a list of those in Bani Gala. In Islamabad, Section 144 has been enacted, and any congregation is prohibited by District Magistrate orders.”
“The Islamabad Police will give complete protection to Imran Khan in accordance with the law, and reciprocal cooperation from Imran Khan’s security personnel is also expected,” the police said.
Hassaan Niazi, Imran Khan’s nephew, stated that any act against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman will be considered an attack on Pakistan.
Hassaan Niazi, Imran Khan’s nephew, stated “Whatever happens to our Prime Minister Imran Khan will be considered an attack on Pakistan. The Handlers will also regret their violent response.”
PTI Chairman Imran Khan is expected to arrive in Islamabad on Sunday, according to Fawad Chaudhry. In April, Chaudhary said that the country’s security officials had discovered a “plot” to assassinate Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Pakistani tabloid Dawn quoted him as saying, “After these reports, the prime minister’s security has been ramped up as per the government’s decision.”
Faisal Vawda, the leader of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf, made similar charges, claiming that a plot was hatched to assassinate Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over his reluctance to “sell the country.”
In response to the letter’s allegation of a plot to assassinate the prime minister, Vawda stated that the Pakistan Prime Minister’s life was in danger, but remained evasive.
This news comes a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that a foreign country had sent him a message demanding that he “be removed” or suffer the repercussions.