LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) spokesman Marriyum Aurangzeb alleged Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan pressured former Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) former director general (FIA) Bashir Memon to file a terrorism case against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar.
“The prime minister is abusing state power,” Aurangzeb said, adding that the registration of the treason case against the PML-N leadership is “clear evidence” of that fact.
He alleged that the prime minister called Memon to his office and asked why no case was filed against Sharif’s family, adding that he asked the former FIA DG to file a terrorism case against Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain Safdar. Ms Aurangzeb alleged that Memon was asked to file a case against Khwaja Asif under Article 6 of the Constitution. He says that he protested and asked how he could do such a thing when there was no evidence to pursue a case.
He said that the former DG of the FIA refused to handle such cases “after the NAB-Niazi relationship was established”.
PML-N supporters said that Memon, in his recent interview with journalist Matiullah Jan, “revealed a lot” and that his claim had “proved that the opposition was right”.
He said that when Memon asked for Rs87 billion to be taken back from K-Electric, the prime minister became annoyed.
“If there is evidence, no investigation is carried out and if there is no evidence, such cases will be asked to be processed,” he said.
Ms Aurangzeb demanded that the prime minister step down and a case of violating Articles 62 and 63 be filed against her.
He demanded that security be given to the former director general of the FIA and the release of Hamza Shahbaz.
“If our demands are not fulfilled, then they must be dealt with by PDM.
“The government must leave after four months; these hired representatives should start packing their bags now, ”he said.
Ms Aurangzeb said that since the last four or five days, cases against the opposition had increased. “The treason charges are being filed, the case is being filed and then it’s defended.”
He said that the treason cases filed yesterday against PML-N included the names of Azad Jammu and Kashmiri Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider. “And then they said they didn’t register any cases against the prime minister of AJK,” he added.
He said that according to Article 196 of the Criminal Code, no treason case could be filed without the government’s approval.
“The current government is a fascist regime,” he claims.
The prime minister is supposed to register the treason case.
Aurangzeb said that nothing resulted from a foreign funding case involving the ruling party, claiming that the director general of the FIA had been asked to close it.
Aurangzeb said that the duration of the appointment of leaders will be determined at the next PDM meeting.
Our correspondent added from Islamabad: Bashir Memon in an interview on Tuesday alleged that in the last days of his tenure, he was asked by the current top official in the government to register a case of terrorism against Maryam Nawaz and also ordered Shahbaz Sharif, his family member and leader. PML-N in a different case.
“I was called to the” highest office “and told to file a terrorism case against social media cell member Maryam Nawaz after pictures of the first lady circulated on social media,” Bashir Memon said.
Bashir Memon said there are pictures on social media, in which they say that a terrorism case must be filed and it is a picture of the first lady.
Asked who directed him to file a terrorism case, Memon said he was summoned by “the top official in Pakistan”.
He also said that the government also wanted the FIA to investigate the corruption case against Shahbaz Sharif, his sons and his entire family including his relatives.
Asked why he refused to pursue the case, he said, “There are two reasons. One, I don’t have a question. Second, this is the mandate of the provincial anti-corruption department. “
He said he had served as Inspector General of police in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, where he served under Prime Ministers Raja Farooq Haider and Chaudhry Majeed before that. Nawaz has interviewed him for the post, Memon said, adding that during his tenure as IGP, he had met the former prime minister several times on his visits to the region as part of protocol. He was appointed DG of the FIA when Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was prime minister, said Memon adding that he had only met him once. “He never called, he never called and never gave me an assignment,” said Memon.