The ruling coalition is seemingly in no mood to relaxation on its laurels as it prepares to lay the basis to provoke a barrage of legal complaints towards the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) damning record within the prohibited funding case – inclusive of preparing for the opportunity of launching “operation clean sweep” towards the birthday celebration.
With pinnacle criminal eagles on whose wings the imperilled ruling PML-N is hoping to fly high and fix its flagging political fortunes, the coalition authorities is attempting its nice to exploit the constitutional provisions to corner the arch-rival.
The choice to take legal motion in opposition to the PTI became taken in a assembly of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chaired by way of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the PM House in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The representatives of other allied events also attended the meeting which discussed diverse political topics and the current state of affairs inside the united states.
Sources aware about the improvement said that the meeting has decided to get approval for placing Imran Khan and different birthday party leaders’ names on the Exit Control List (ECL). The matter will be offered at some stage in Thursday’s (today) cabinet meeting.
Operation easy sweep
The allied events determined that no celebration which includes the PTI could be allowed to protest in Islamabad’s Red Zone. The sources delivered that the government is mulling launching an “operation clean sweep” against the PTI’s provincial and principal leadership within the coming days. As consistent with the information, multiple groups might take part in the operation concurrently all through Pakistan.
The insiders revealed that when the ECP’s verdict, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and different departments involved can take motion towards Imran and other celebration leaders. However, the advice of prison experts could be sought on this regard earlier than taking any step.
In the assembly, it turned into additionally determined in principle to take prison movement for the disqualification of the PTI chairman. The sources similarly revealed that the PTI leaders together with Asad Qaiser, Qasim Suri, Imran Ismail, Shah Farman, Mian Mahmood and different leaders might be arrested and legal motion would be taken in opposition to them.
It changed into decided that PTI MNA Najeeb Haroon, MPA Samar Ali Khan, and former MPA Seema Zia would also face movement by way of the government. Other PTI contributors at the list include Tahir Iqbal, Mohammad Noman Afzal, Mohammad Arshad and Mohammad Rafique.
SC fixes plea against PTI
In a associated improvement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday constant for listening to the petition filed towards PTI leaders, which include Imran Khan, for allegedly making statements against nation institutions.
The case might be heard by means of a two-member bench headed by way of Justice Ijazul Ahsan.
The petition seeks the apex courtroom’s guidelines to Imran Khan to forestall giving statements in opposition to the establishments and establish a fee to take further motion against the birthday celebration leaders.
On Tuesday, the ECP stated the former ruling birthday party obtained ‘prohibited budget’ from 34 foreign nationals and 351 groups based out of doors the united states.
The PTI become issued a display motive note after the unanimous verdict — reserved in June earlier this 12 months – by means of the 3-member bench of the ECP headed via Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja.
The electoral watchdog additionally declared that 13 ‘unknown’ bills were observed linked to the birthday celebration and the submissions with the aid of PTI leader Imran Khan have been ‘inaccurate and wrong’.
The former most suitable had in my opinion issued certificate to the ECP with regard to Article thirteen(2) of the PPO to the effect that PTI “does now not acquire budget from prohibited sources”, which means thereby that the PTI isn’t a overseas-aided political party.
The election fee, in its verdict, additionally stated the celebration violated Article 17(3) (3) of the Constitution as the PTI didn’t declare three financial institution money owed operated by way of the party’s senior management and the concealment of sixteen bank accounts through the birthday party become a “extreme lapse”.