If president does not care about post, then resign: Rana Sanaullah

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that the president, the governor and the entire PTI fall ill as soon as the time comes for implementation of the Constitution.

In a statement on Saturday, Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that if President Dr Arif Alvi did not care about the post, he should resign.

Rana Sanaullah said that the office of the president is a constitutional office, not a political one.

He said that after the Supreme Court, the order of Lahore High Court was being continuously violated, Punjab was being run without Chief Minister and Cabinet for 21 days.

Earlier, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said that those who have committed “economic terrorism” will not be allowed to flee the country, adding that the Exit Control List (ECL) is being recompiled.

In a statement issued by the interior minister, he said that “economic terrorists” are national criminals and they will not be permitted to leave the country.

Sanaullah said that Imran Niazi and his party should collectively apologise to the nation for his “incompetency and for looting the national wealth.”

He also said: “Imran Khan was ousted through the no-confidence motion and now he has fled from the political field.”

One day prior, the interior minister had taken a swipe at the former prime minister and had questioned his meeting with US Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullah Omar.

The Congresswoman, who is on a four-day visit to Pakistan — April 20-24 — had meetings with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, President Arif Alvi, as well as Imran Khan.

“Was the meeting with the American Congresswoman part of a conspiracy or was it interference?” the minister asked Imran Khan in a statement. “Which US conspiracy did you discuss with Ilhan Omar”?

He went on to say why Imran Khan, who was accusing the former Opposition of hatching a conspiracy along with the United Stated against his government, was meeting Americans.

The interior minister had said that if Imran Khan does not come clean before the nation regarding his meeting with the Congresswoman, the government will initiate a probe into it.

“The nation deserves to know the truth. Otherwise, Imran Niazi, following his tradition, might bring forth another letter in a few days.”